While many countries have achieved improvements in maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality, persistent inequities remain. A look at averages across regions and countries misses the differences among various socio-economic and ethnic groups, and between rural and urban communities, where the most vulnerable are often left behind.
MSCP is helping countries to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care by working across health system levels to develop and implement national quality policy and strategies. We’re also building the capacity of subnational managers to lead and support local improvement work. This includes tracking prioritized quality measures across sites, strengthening use of data, improving provider clinical and quality improvement skills, and increasing community engagement.
We’ve seen tremendous progress in global health in the past quarter century, but stubborn gaps remain. Closing these gaps – in health service coverage, quality and equity – requires new ways of thinking and working to “reach the unreached” and prevent needless maternal and child deaths.
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What’s the key to saving 5.6 million children and 200,000 women over just 4 years? Building strong and resilient health systems.
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