India: Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Care (through MCHIP)
Start Date: 01/01/2009
End Date: 12/31/2014
With a high maternal mortality ratio and a population of more than one billion people, India leads the world in the number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth every year. The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in India is integrated with program activities in maternal, newborn, child health, family planning and immunization. MCHIP in India is building on the successes of the ACCESS and ACCESS-FP, IMMUNIZATIONbasics and Saving Newborn Lives projects. The Program takes advantage of synergies that exist between each of its program components to link and implement them together whenever possible, ultimately contributing to Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 by: Building the capacity of institutions to achieve full immunization coverage by 12 months of age for at least 80% of India's children; Strengthening and expanding pre-service education at the national level, and upgrading clinical training capacity at the state level; Improving and increasing access to essential newborn care; Integrating handwashing for newborn health and survival with other program components; and Working with partners to scale up increasingly effective packages of maternal, newborn and child health care. About MCHIP: The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) is the USAID Bureau for Global Health's maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program. MCHIP supports global programming in MNCH, immunization, family planning, malaria and HIV/AIDS, and strongly encourages opportunities for integration. Cross-cutting technical areas include water, sanitation, hygiene, urban health and health systems strengthening. MCHIP brings together a partnership of organizations with demonstrated success in reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality rates and malnutrition. Each partner is taking the lead in developing programs around specific technical areas. Jhpiego is the Prime on MCHIP, leading a coalition of the following partners: JSI, Save the Children, PATH, JHU/IIP, Broad Branch, PSI and Macro International. For more information about MCHIP, see full MCHIP description on this Web site or visit www.mchip.net. About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches. For more information about Jhpiego, visit www.jhpiego.org.