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Family Planning Client Rights Study Report Assessment of Perspectives and Practices on Rights-Based Family Planning in Baluchistan, Pakistan

In Pakistan, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), worked in Sindh, Baluchistan, and Punjab provinces with a focus on improving women’s and children’s health by increasing the availability, accessibility, and utilization of family planning (FP) services. According to the 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey […]

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Building the Capacity of Service Providers in Delivering Sustainable, High-Quality Family Planning Services: Pakistan Technical Brief

MCSP, in collaboration with provincial departments of health (DOHs) and population welfare departments (PWDs), invested in two core interventions in Pakistan to bolster skilled providers: cascaded trainings and supportive supervision. MCSP also developed an innovative and user-friendly digital training information management system to faciliate real-time monitoring and data-driven decision-making for investements in human resources. […]

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Family Planning Compliance Monitoring: Pakistan Technical Brief

In Pakistan, MCSP worked in Sindh, Balochistan, and Punjab provinces to improve accessibility, availability, and use of family planning services, especially in underserved communities. MCSP implemented innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity of provincial departments of health and population welfare departments in providing family planning services and enforcing the principles of voluntarism and informed choice […]

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Reflections on Polio Lessons from Conflict-Affected Environments

This document outlines the evolution of strategies and tactics of polio eradication. It also illuminates how these strategies demonstrate an increasingly complex and sophisticated response to conflict. This document describes the foundations and framework that guide today’s polio interventions in conflict-affected areas while arguing that more systematic research is needed to help refine and critically […]

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Case Studies of Large-Scale Community Health Worker Programs

This overview of large-scale community health worker (CHW) programs from 13 countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe — aims to inform policymakers and program implementers in designing, implementing, scaling up, and strengthening large-scale CHW programs. CHW programs, by their very nature, are a product of the local […]

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Report on MCSP Support for the Polio Switch in April 2016

In April 2016, the largest and fastest globally-coordinated project in the history of immunization was carried out in 155 countries and territories. Known as “the switch,” this activity entailed replacing trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV), which protects against all three strains of the poliovirus, with the bivalent form (bOPV) which protects against two strains, types […]

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