Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 13719
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: JHPIEGO
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

MCHIP is a centrally held USAID mechanism that aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in 30 countries through implementations of high impact interventions in HIV, malaria, maternal health including PMTCT, child health and newborn health. The goal of MCHIP is to reduce maternal and child mortality by: 1) Implementing high-impact, effective HIV/AIDS interventions at scale, based on global and local data; 2) building global consensus and sustained government commitment to support results-oriented, evidence-based programs, including mobilizing resources for effective interventions; 3) influencing local programs to incorporate effective, feasible, high-impact interventions and approaches based on global evidence; and 4) strategically integrating critical interventions into existing services and wrap-around programs, emphasizing close-to-client contact and ensuring no missed opportunities.

MCHIP is designed as a national mechanism that will provide technical assistance in coordination of technical activities at the National AIDS &STIs Control Program (NASCOP), Division of Reproductive Health, Division of Vaccines and Immunization, Division of Child and Adolescent Health and Division of Malaria Control. Some key activities in cervical cancer, infection prevention and PMTCT will be rolled out in selected areas in the country. These include screening and treatment of cervical cancer including training of health workers to provide the services, scale of the reaching every district (RED) approach to identify pregnant women and linking them to PMTCT services. MCHIP will also work closely with other programs to ensure scale-up of high impact cost effective interventions. This activity supports GHI/LLC and is completely funded with pipeline funds in this budget cycle.

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $0

In collaboration with NASCOP and DRH, MCHIP will provide technical assistance to the Division of Reproductive Health (MOPHS) and the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology (MOMS) for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control with emphasis on health systems strengthening and effective and efficient National Cervical Cancer Control program. MCHIP will work mainly at central MOH level but will also capacity build the APHIA projects to scale up CECAP activities at district level. Broadly, MCHIP will undertake the following activities:1. Support the procurement of complete Cryotherapy units for high volume facilities especially in HIV endemic districts.2. Orient health workers on cervical cancer prevention and control with special emphasis on Single Visit Approach.3. Support DRH to review and disseminate the National Cervical Cancer Prevention Plan and the National Guidelines for Prevention of Cervical Cancer.4. Support DRH in advocacy, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the National Cervical Cancer prevention program.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Injection Safety (HMIN): $0

In collaboration with NASCOP, MCHIP will support implement community injection safety activities in a few selected district/s. This will be done through the existing community strategies, whereby community members within facility catchment areas are selected and oriented on infection prevention and control and proper use of injections and safe disposal of medical waste at the community level. Community Health Workers (CHWs) will be empowered with basic knowledge, skills and competencies on infection prevention and control and medical waste management. This is expected to enable them function effectively as agents of community health and development, to promote good infection prevention practices, safe injection practices and proper management of medical waste at the community setting. Using the PHAST approach, CHWs wil also acquire knowledge and skills on water, sanitation and hygiene related practices and their associated health outcomes and to minimize risks of acquiring waterborne diseases and other related communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS/STIs, TB and malaria. The partner will also reproduce and disseminate copies of community infection prevention and control orientation packages.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $0

Currently, the project supports implementation of integrated PMTCT/MCH interventions in Bondo district, Nyanza province. In collaboration with NASCOP and DRH, MCHIP will scale up the implementation community based maternal and child health interventions using innovative strategies to identify pregnant women and link them to quality MCH and PMTCT services. MCHIP will work with District Health Teams using an adaptation of immunizations Reaching Every District (RED) approach to identify communities with large numbers of pregnant women, mobilize Community Health Workers (CHWs) to bring these women and later their infants into care, and actively monitor and take action to increase PMTCT and MCH service coverage. MCHIP will undertake the orientation of all the CHWs to the new community strategy, to the MCHIP program and to Community Based Health Information System (CB-HIS).

Subpartners Total: $0
Broad Branch Associates: NA
ICF International: NA
John Snow, Inc: NA
Johns Hopkins University: NA
Population Services International: NA
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health: NA
Save the Children: NA
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Addressing male norms and behaviors
enumerations.Impact/End-of-Program Evaluation
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services
Increasing women's access to income and productive resources
Increasing women's legal rights and protection
enumerations.Malaria (PMI)
Child Survival Activities
Safe Motherhood
Family Planning