Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 13719
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: JHPIEGO
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $181,972

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 Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $181,972

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
Implement activities to change harmful gender norms & promote positive gender norms
Increase gender equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support
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