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How are Gender Inequalities Facing India’s One Million ASHAs Being Addressed?

India’s accredited social health activist (ASHA) programme consists of almost one million female community health workers (CHWs). Launched in 2005, there is now an ASHA in almost every village and across many urban centres who support health system linkages and provide basic health education and care. This paper examines how the programme is seeking to […]

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Webinar: Mentoring Implementation Lessons from Rwanda, Laos and Ethiopia

On February 28th, MCSP hosted the first of a two-part webinar series to share the Program’s global and country-level learning for human capacity development efforts. Entitled “Mentoring Implementation Lessons from Rwanda, Laos and Ethiopia,” the webinar summarized MCSP’s global guidance on mentoring based on a literature review and results from a survey of 23 countries […]

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Building Human Capacity through Peer Mentorship in Lao PDR

This case study describes a mentorship approach used in Lao PDR to support the Ministry of Health’s reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) strategy by providing in-service capacity strengthening to skilled birth attendants (midwives, nurses, doctors and other health staff). […]

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Management of Sick Young Infants 0–2 Months of Age in the Private Sector in Nepal: Results of a National Survey of Medicine Shops and Clinics

USAID/Nepal asked MCSP to coordinate a large, nationally representative survey to obtain a more definitive picture of private sector outpatient care for possible severe bacterial infection (PSBI) among newborns and young infants. Study partners included the Child Health Division of the Ministry of Health and Population, USAID, and New ERA. The survey aimed to document […]

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