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Engaging Communities With a Simple Tool to Help Increase Immunization Coverage

This MCSP co-authored article in the journal Global Health: Science and Practice highlights the use of a simple, publicly placed tool to monitor vaccination coverage in a community. The “My Village Is My Home” tool proved to broaden program coverage by keeping both the community and the health system informed about every infant’s vaccination status. […]

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Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale

This condensed version of the reference guide focuses on making large-scale, public sector, community health worker (CHW) programs as effective as possible. It is a practical guide for policymakers and program managers wishing to develop or strengthen a CHW program, drawing lessons from other countries that have implemented such programs at scale. For the full […]

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Summary Report of the Community Health Worker Forum

MCSP called this November 2014 meeting to inform its community health workplan activities, focusing on successful and sustainable large-scale community health worker (CHW) efforts, and establish sound coordination and collaboration with other USAID-supported activities. The forum brought together 41 participants from more than 20 organizations involved in CHW programming to contribute their thinking to three […]

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Feasibility Study of the Implementation of Integrated Community Case Management in Bondo: Leveraging Existing Systems

This midline assessment report analyzes the effectiveness of integrated community case management (iCCM) in reducing the infant mortality rate in Bondo, Kenya. Community health volunteers delivered iCCM in addition to the care services already in place. The authors make suggestions for how best to improve iCCM and further reduce infant mortality going forward. […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Program