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Malaria in Pregnancy Documentation and Dissemination

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(Published 2010)
Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) (Author)
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While there are a number of national surveys—including the Demographic and Health Survey, the Malaria Indicator Survey, and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey—there are very few country reviews that “tell the story” of a malaria in pregnancy (MIP) program, reviewing both quantitative and qualitative data. As countries expand MIP programs and work toward scale-up, there are critical lessons learned, as well as promising implementation practices, that should be considered, adopted and applied based on the contextual needs of each country. With this in mind, MCHIP conducted program reviews of MIP programming, which resulted in comprehensive country case studies in Malawi, Senegal, and Zambia. In addition to the individual case study documents, a three-country analysis brief is available on the MIP case studies. The purpose of each case study was to gain a better understanding of MIP and CCM programming efforts, specifically: 
  • Best practices/strategies that have supported MIP programming success; 
  • Existing bottlenecks in MIP program implementation and how these are addressed; and 
  • Lessons learned that will inform future MIP programming. 

​For MCHIP, the value of these case studies lies in their potential as resources to inform the ongoing development of programs in each country, as well as to share valuable information with other countries that may want to adapt and learn from the documented experiences and approaches.