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Mother and Child Health

MCH is a program on reproductive health and family planning which is carried out in close cooperation with Russian Federation Ministry of Health.
Goal: 
To decrease maternal and infant mortality by increasing the effectiveness of services for women and infants, including prevention of mother to child HIV transmission. 
Objectives:

 

  • decrease the abortion rate; prevent unwanted pregnancies 
  • introduce youth friendly services 
  • increase men’s access to information on reproductive health 
  • capacity building of the Russian Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians to continue promotion of modern technologies in mother and child health care 

Project components:

  • Behavior change communication activities 
  • Capacity building for health providers 
  • Development of communication materials 

Materials:

  • a set of leaflets for the general population: "Breast feeding", "Voluntary female sterilization", "Post-abortion counseling on family planning", "The lactation amenorrhea method", "Post-delivery counseling on family planning", "The Simpto-thermal method of family planning", "Health care during pregnancy", "Domestic violence", "Injection contraceptives", "Condoms", "Intrauterine contraception", "Sexually transmitted infections", "Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills", "Family participation-centered obstetrics" 
  • Breast feeding promotion materials: a video spot, poster and booklet “Mom, for the first six months - only you and your milk!”. The video spot was widely broadcast on federal and regional TV channels. 
  • a set of informational materials for youth: booklets “It’s better to know better in good time” on STI prevention, "Double protection" on the use of condoms, "A New Start" on safe sexual behavior. 


Partners: 

The project was implemented by CCP JHU in collaboration with JSI Inc., and Engender Health.