ABOUT MCDI


Medical Care Development (MCD) is a global public health nonprofit and National Public Health Institute that envisions a world in which all people have access to high-quality solutions to improve and maintain their health and well-being. MCD’s international division (MCDI) works across several health areas to provide high-quality, cost-effective, accessible, and enduring interventions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. These areas include: malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, Zika, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, cervical cancer, water, sanitation, and hygiene, performance-based financing, and more.

MCDI works to address these challenges using its 30 years of experience in the fight against malaria. As a global leader in malaria control, MCDI manages programs that cover malaria prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and evaluation, elimination, behavior change communication, and supply chain management of malaria commodities.

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Water, sanitation and hygiene are paramount for a healthy life. MCDI aims to create a healthier world through increasing access to clean water, improving sanitation within communities and promoting hygienic behaviors.


MCDI's interventions approach health from a holistic perspective, combining technical expertise with health education initiatives. MCDI has worked in Benin and Madagascar and helped 6 million people access improved sanitation facilities and more than 3.5 million of these are living in open defecation free environments.

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MCDI addresses this disproportionate burden by expanding access to affordable screening and treatment through one-stop programs. By promoting the importance of screening and implementing both stationary and mobile screening services, MCDI has expanded access to critical screenings for the population.

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Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health are at the heart of MCDI's work.


MCDI has worked in El Salvador and Guatemala to prevent Zika, a vector-borne disease that can be spread through sexual contact that can cause debilitating birth defects if contracted during pregnancy. In Lesotho, MCDI serves as a verifying agency to ensure that health facilities are providing high quality care for maternal and child health services.

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New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have decreased significantly since their peak in the early 2000s, but more work is needed to prevent new infections and expand access to lifesaving treatments to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals.


MCDI works to expand access to antiretroviral therapies, prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and effectively prevent and treat co-morbidities, such as tuberculosis.

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