Initial implementation supported by implementation research
The introduction of MMS in Madagascar follows a comprehensive systems approach and is supported by an extensive implementation research approach, which started in October 2020. A supply readiness assessment & formative research was carried out by Sight and Life in 2019 and 2021 respectively for UNICEF.
The Government of Madagascar, UNICEF, and other nutrition partners undertake a demonstration pilot in two districts. ANC and community health workers will be responsible for MMS distribution and counseling, which is part of an overall effort to strengthen ANC services. Imported UNIMMAP-MMS is being distributed since June 2021.
- Regions (Provinces/Districts): 2 districts
- Start Date: 2019
- End Date: ongoing