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Respectful maternal and newborn care: building a common agenda

This MCSP co-authored commentary, published in the journal BMC Reproductive Health, provides examples from literature and other sources of where respectful care for newborns has been lacking, and suggests opportunities for integration of maternal and newborn health care going forward. The authors illustrate the need for respectful treatment and consideration across the continuum of care for mothers, stillbirths, […]

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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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The Effect of Integrating Family Planning with a Maternal and Newborn Health Program on Postpartum Contraceptive Use and Optimal Birth Spacing in Rural Bangladesh

This MCSP co-authored article published in the journal Studies in Family Planning highlights the challenges of meeting postpartum contraceptive needs in developing countries, where the majority of women deliver at home. Using a quasi-experimental trial design, the authors examined the effect of integrating family planning (FP) with a community-based maternal and newborn health (MNH) program […]

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