Role of an international non-governmental organisation in strengthening health systems in fragile-state context: Evaluation results from South Sudan

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2016 2:28:34 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Health, Resources, South Sudan

Health Systems in South SudanWorld 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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Lessons from two Child Survival and Health Grants Program projects on integrated Community Case Management (iCCM)

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2016 2:20:21 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in USAID, Health, Resources, South Sudan

sudan.jpgUSAID recently published a collection of knowledge products from its Child Survival and Health grants, which include an operations research brief and one learning product from World Vision programs funded by USAID.  World Vision tested an innovative supervision program for community health workers using the integrated Community Case Management approach to treating childhood illnesses in a timely manner in South Sudan. 

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