MNCH Rapid Scale-Up
In late 2006, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) approved a grant to The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) to demonstrate that rapid scale-ups in coverage for proven interventions would lead to reductions in under-five mortality in Burkina Faso and Malawi. This grant is guided by a Management Group and administered by WHO.
Measuring Implementation Strength and Quality of Care
The focus of this effort is on accelerating coverage for life-saving interventions that have been proven efficacious in reducing mortality in children under the age of five years in randomized control trials. The effectiveness of these interventions varies across specific country contexts and depends on the strength of implementation. IIP has been commissioned to carry out independent prospective evaluations of both of this program.
The objectives of the “Rapid Scale-Up” evaluation is to provide “proof of concept” that proven interventions can be scaled up rapidly to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality, include the costs of the scale-up and its effects on equity.
In March 2016, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene published a series of articles on the on the evaluation of integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) in Burkina Faso, Malawi, and Ethiopia. Click here for a complete list and to access the free online articles.
- Malawi: National Statistical Office and University of Malawi
- Burkina Faso: Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population
The evaluation of the “Rapid Scale-Up” is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation via the World Health Organization.