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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Nigeria on Negotiating the Inclusion of Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of Childhood Illness

This case study reviews Nigeria’s experience in negotiating the inclusion of integrated community case management (iCCM) into the Global Fund New Funding Model (NFM) concept note for malaria. It explores some of the challenges experienced by and lessons learned from the Nigeria experience, and discusses broader issues related to the process of developing the NFM […]

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Plausible role for CHW peer support groups in increasing care-seeking in an integrated community case management project in Rwanda: a mixed methods evaluation

This MCSP co-authored article, published in Global Health: Science and Practice, reveals greater improvements in care-seeking during national scale up of integrated community case management in Rwanda. Success was attributed to an emphasis on routine data review, intensive monitoring, collaborative supervision, community mobilization, and, in particular, CHW peer support groups. […]

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Community Health Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems: Ontology and Praxis Lessons from an Urban Health Experience with Demonstrated Sustainability

The global health and development field, which has been reasonably dominated by linear models of planning, is witnessing increased interest in complexity, non-linear processes, and systems thinking. This welcome interest is challenged by both language and ability to discern whether complex development phenomena are discussed from the perspective of the nature of particular health systems […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Start Up Report

This report covers program Maternal and Child Survival Program start-up activities implemented from March 17, 2014 to September 30, 2014. The startup period involved intensive work on two critical tracks: 1) supporting USAID’s engagement in global technical and policy fora to keep focused momentum on Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths; and 2) startup activities […]

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