Key Programs: Maternal & Reproductive Health
Nomadic Health Project
The Nomadic Health Project (2018-2022) is led Save the Children in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 4-year project seeks to develop an approach to increase the use of quality family planning services among nomadic and semi-nomadic populations in Kenya and around the world. It aims to do this by engaging regional stakeholders to share lessons on effective, scalable approaches informed by an effective and scalable community health model.
USAID Kulawa (2020-2025) is a multi-sectoral 5-year project funded by USAID that aims to increase utilization of quality child health, family planning and nutrition services in 17 districts across three regions of Niger. USAID Kulawa—meaning “care” in Hausa—seeks to improve access to quality health services and strengthen ownership and management of health services by communities, in partnership with citizens, local government, and service providers. The project aims to reach 1.4 million women of reproductive age, 1.1 million children under five, and 2.6 million youth. USAID Kulawa seeks to build off of the successes of RISE I (a former USAID project) and incorporate key lessons learned to achieve greater impacts on health and nutrition outcomes and enhance the sustainability of institutions and interventions at all levels.
USAID MaMoni Maternal and Newborn are Strengthening Project
The USAID-funded MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening (MaMoni MNCSP) Project (2018-2023) works to substantially improve health outcomes for mothers and newborns in Bangladesh. The project is implemented by a consortium led by Save the Children in 17 districts and an island in Bangladesh, covering a population of ~34.8 million people. MaMoni MNCSP supports the government of Bangladesh to achieve its goal to reduce the maternal and neonatal mortality rate by 2022. To achieve this, it works to increase equitable access to and use of quality, integrated maternal and newborn care (MNC) and postpartum family planning (PPFP) services, especially for the poor and marginalized who are more susceptible to maternal and neonatal deaths. Additionally, MaMoni MNCSP facilitates health system improvements and policy changes for sustained impact at scale.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project is also working with the Government of Bangladesh to strengthen the health system response to community transmission of COVID-19, minimize health risks to individuals, and avoid adverse health outcomes.
USAID Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Activity
The USAID Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (USAID MCHN) Activity (2020-2024) is a five-year program designed to improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and nutrition outcomes in Uganda. The activity also supports improved delivery of MNCH and nutrition services in Kampala City through strengthening service delivery systems, focusing on the urban poor in public and private sectors.
USAID MNCH closely collaborates with the Government of Uganda at the national and subnational levels, private-sector entities, other USAID projects and development partners. The project is implemented by a consortium led by FHI 360 that includes EnCompass LLC, Makerere University School for Public Health, Save the Children and the Uganda Healthcare Federation.
Save the Children leads in the provision of technical assistance for newborn care, child health, quality of care and maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR). In addition, we lead in the testing and implementation of the MNCH and nutrition services for urban Kampala, to develop a model of service delivery in urban settings focusing on the urban poor, both in public and private sectors.
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