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Through the Child Survival and Health Grants Program (CSHGP), USAID contributes to accelerating reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality at the national and global levels in priority countries.
The CSHGP strategic partnership model engages and builds the capacity of civil society with host country governments and the private sector – promoting healthy behaviors, improving quality and equitable access to services, and informing national policies and strategies.
Through an annual grant-making process, direct cooperative agreements are made to support the work of international non-governmental organizations (iNGOs) and their local partners. These programs generate new knowledge to address major barriers to improving and scaling up the delivery and use of integrated packages of low-cost, high-impact interventions to improve the health of women, children, and communities. As of April 2013, the current portfolio consists of approximately 32 projects in 24 countries.
Technical assistance provided to grantees by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) Private Voluntary Organization/Non-governmental Organization Support Team assures programmatic rigor and fosters communities of practice, supported through the CORE Group, to promote leadership and collaboration for learning and action.
CSHGP is housed in the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition (HIDN). The CSHGP is an important program in the Bureau for Global Health and HIDN for leveraging the strengths of the iNGO community to contribute to USAID leadership in innovative, community-oriented approaches that are responsive to the needs of major strategic initiatives (i.e. Global Health Initiative and Feed the Future) and contribute to the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths.
Through the CSHGP, USAID supports new partnerships among non-governmental organizations, academia, and ministries of health to generate evidence about how to solve critical challenges in the implementation and scale-up of high-impact maternal, newborn, and child health interventions. Solutions are tailored to local contexts, with relevance to global implementation challenges, such as how best to integrate services within and across sectors; improve the continuum of care to maximize access and lower costs; ensure equity in access and use of services; and build capacity and strengthen systems for accountability to communities.
Specific examples of global questions to be answered include:
CSHGP grantees implement integrated packages of high-impact interventions in the following technical areas: nutrition, immunization, control of diarrheal disease, pneumonia case management, prevention and control of malaria, maternal and newborn care, family planning, and HIV and AIDS.
Through CSHGP, USAID partners with the following organizations:
- CSHGP Brochure [PDF, 410KB]
Nazo Kureshy, CSHGP Team Leader
Last updated: May 15, 2013