World Vision implemented the community-based Maternal and Child Health Transformation (MaCHT) project from 2010 to 2014 in fragile-state South Sudan, funded by USAID. This program supported health system strengthening, mainly in the areas of service delivery, health workforce, and medical products, vaccines, and technologies. The project also informed policy at district and national levels and repositioned the maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) agenda to further scale up these activities. An evaluation of the project showed progress and challenges in health system strengthening for maternal health practices and community case management of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria in children under five. Coverage of essential maternal and child healthcare (MCH) increased in all single interventions, ranging from a minimum of 5% points to a maximum of 49% points during the implementation period. Read the full article and results of the evaluation in the peer reviewed African Evaluation Journal.
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