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Started: Started: July 2014 / Ended: March 2019

MCSP efforts in Zambia built on work begun under USAID’s predecessor flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) through the Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) endeavor. SMGL worked to improve delivery of maternal and newborn health services, and achieved a 35% reduction in maternal deaths in supported districts. (To read the MCSP/Zambia final report, click here.) In June 2015, this work transitioned to a project led by Churches Health Association of Zambia with support from MCSP partner, Jhpiego.

Beginning in 2017, MCSP supported the Government of Zambia in implementing its reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health and nutrition program in four provinces through:

  • Targeted technical assistance to district health offices;
  • Collaborating with Zambian organizations for institutional strengthening; and
  • Developing eLearning courses for frontline health care providers.

This program increased the availability, demand and uptake of high-quality health and nutrition services for mothers, newborns, children and adolescents, and strengthened health systems at the national and sub-national levels.

To read a summary of work in Zambia, click here.

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Country Data

MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.

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Zambia 2018 Graph
Source: USAID’s 2018 “Acting on the Call” report