The ACCESS Program: Improving Health Service Quality

The ACCESS Program: Improving Health Service Quality

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 MSH. By working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), 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 health behaviors and social norms

This factsheet describes the program’s approach to improving the quality of health service delivery along an integrated continuum of care—from the community to referral hospitals—particularly focusing on maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.