Through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in Mozambique, 2.5 million prenatal care appointments were conducted, 888,087 women received counseling and testing for HIV, 5,839 health workers were trained in maternal, newborn and child health care and there’s so much more.
MCHIP’s Legacy in Mozambique: Improved Health Services for Women and Newborns 2011–2015
USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program
MCHIP has worked to stop women and babies from dying through high-impact interventions.
MCHIP, led by Jhpiego and partners, has supported the Ministry of Health in delivering high-quality health services to families.
Since 2011, the Ministry of Health and MCHIP have led the way to these improvements:
- 2.5 million prenatal care appointments
- 888,087 pregnant women received counseling and testing for HIV
- 33 health centers established kangaroo mother care for underweight babies
- 5,839 health workers trained in maternal, newborn and child health care
- and humanized respectful maternity care
Family planning (FP) services were integrated with cervical cancer prevention and treatment (CECAP).
2,197,181 clients received an integrated package of FP/CECAP services.
206,101 women were screened for cervical cancer through MCHIP.
975 Health Workers trained in CECAP services.
1,661 health workers, managers and partners trained in quality assurance approach.
Model Maternities Initiative established in 125 health centers since 2009.
309 health committees created with MCHIP’s support.
Together, the Ministry of Health and MCHIP are working to save the lives of mothers and babies—
A partnership for improved health, thanks to USAID.
Brought to you by USAID and MCHIP
Produced by Denise Alves / Photos by MCHIP staff and Kate Holt
“Hoya Hoya” performed by MINGAS