ACCESS Program Fact Sheet

The Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services Sustained (ACCESS) program is a five-year (2018-2023) integrated health project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by Management Sciences for Health.

The goal of the program is to accelerate sustainable health impacts for the Malagasy population through three primary objectives:

• Quality health services are sustainably available and accessible to all Malagasy communities in the program’s target regions

• Health systems function effectively to support quality service delivery

• The Malagasy people sustainably adopt healthy behaviors and social norms

More specifically, ACCESS will strengthen Madagascar’s health system in a sustainable manner in close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, scaling up tested and proven interventions, using a systematic approach and a person- and equity-centered strategy. By the end of the program, quality health services will be available at all levels of the health system, from communities to regional hospitals, in order to sustainably reduce maternal and child mortality in Madagascar.