USAID’s MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) project focuses on strengthening the systems and standards for maternal, newborn, child health, family planning and nutrition (MNCH/FP/N) that will result in declines in maternal, newborn and child mortality.

The project engages with local government structures and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to improve the delivery of health services and strategically partner at the national level to build consensus around policies and standards that positively drive evidence-based interventions at all levels. We tailor inputs to district conditions and improve performance and capacity of the district health service system to ensure that interventions result in increased access to health services by the most vulnerable.

The project seeks to develop a comprehensive model that integrates quality improvement at the facility and in the community, supportive supervision and mentoring, improved referral systems and community-based services. At the community or household level, the project combines community-based inputs and optimizing of facility-level human resources with engagement of local NGOs and civil society groups—particularly those populations with the poorest health outcomes—to maximize impact.