Lowering the maternal and newborn mortality rate is a vision Bangladesh is striving to achieve. USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni MNCSP) through Save the Children and consortium partners is actively working to reach that goal. As measures towards that goal, the project is working to advance learning, and expand and ensure effective scale up of Maternal and Newborn Care (MNC) interventions for improved quality of care in Bangladesh. It aims to ensure access for all to quality MNC services to lower mortality, especially for those who are poor and marginalized, and therefore more susceptible to it. With this objective, MaMoni is expanding the evidence base and testing new MNC innovations in selected learning sites, and furthermore, facilitating health systems improvements and policy changes for sustained impact at national scale.
Over five years (April 2018-April 2023), the project target population in the 10 focus districts includes approximately 21.5 million people and 400,000 births per year, across 10 districts in 71 upazilas, 727 unions and 810 health facilities.