MaMoni HSS is the new "Signature Program” of Save the Children

Sunday 8 May 2016

MaMoni-Save the Children in Bangladesh The Integrated Approach to Health (Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, Family Planning and Nutrition or MNCH/FP/N) popularly known as MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening (MaMoni HSS) Project has been named as Save the Children’s newest-and seventh-Signature Program. Save the Children’s CEO Steering Group finally made the approval after it was passed through a rigorous selection process.

This hallmark program showcases an integrated approach in Bangladesh and realizes many of the greatest ambitions: integration of priority services at multiple levels of the health system; translating evidence into policy and practice; playing a catalytic role in innovation and scale up; and most importantly, making measurable progress toward our breakthrough of ending preventable child deaths. Integrated MNCH/FP/N will serve as a model for health and nutrition programming, and elements of this approach are already benefiting health and nutrition work in other countries.

Joby George, Chief of Party of MaMoni HSS, said, “It is a proud moment for the entire project team. MaMoni HSS is a comprehensive demonstration of the application of Save the Children’s theory of change to achieve impact for children at scale, with quality and equity. The project combines the integrated MNCH/FP/N package with a health systems strengthening approach, creation of strong community health platforms, and national advocacy and technical assistance.”

"Many of MaMoni's innovative health systems interventions have potentials to be replicated in settings where systems are weaker and there is constraint of resources. We look forward to the team now for effective advocacy and transfer of technology not only within Bangladesh and Save movement but also across the globe," observed Dr Ishtiaq Mannan, Director, Health, Nutrition & HIV/AIDS, Save the Children in Bangladesh, when asked for reaction.