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MCD Announces Kimberly Hirsh as New Director of Human Resources

MCD is pleased to announce Kimberly Hirsh as MCD’s new director of Human Resources (HR)...

Celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month with Annual Poster Contest

MCD Global Health works with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the oral health of children across the State of Maine...

Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Project Reaches More Women in Equatorial Guinea, Achieving 148% of 2022 Goal

Cervical cancer is preventable and curable if detected early and managed effectively; however, it is the fourth most common form of cancer among women worldwide with the highest burden in sub-Saharan Africa countries...

MCD Leads USAID Malaria Capacity Program in Mozambique

MCD Global Health (MCD) is honored to announce the U...

Join MCD Global Health at APHA’s Conference

From November 6–9, the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, bringing attendees back together in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began...

Join MCD Global Health at ASTMH’s Conference

From October 30 through November 3, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting will take place in Seattle, Washington, bringing attendees back together in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with a livestream option for those who cannot join in person...

Strength through Connection: Advancing Careers in Recovery Through Personal Experience

Living and raising her four children in the same house that she grew up in, Kristen Webster wants to give back to her small, rural community of Farmington, Maine...

Recap: Twitter Chat on World Mosquito Day

On Friday, Aug...

Podcast: Increasing Access to Dental Care Through Telehealth Technology

About four out of 10 Maine children didn't have consistent dental coverage in 2020, and about half the children who do have coverage are not using their dental benefits...

Annual Indoor Residual Spraying Activity Concludes on Bioko Island

June 30 marked the end of the annual indoor residual spraying activity on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, one of the key interventions for eliminating malaria...

Improving Quality of Care in Private Health Facilities in Benin

The private sector in Benin plays a key role in the country’s health system, providing around 60% of care to the population back in 2019...

Streamlining OTSS with Digital Tool Improves Malaria Diagnostics in Guinea Health Facilities

Capacity building of malaria diagnosis within the Mali Prefectural Hospital’s Laboratory Department in Guinea has improved after implementing a streamlined, digital tool for conducting outreach training and supportive supervision (OTSS) rounds for malaria microscopy, implemented in all supervised labs in Guinea...

Group Antenatal Care Effects on Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy in Benin

In late 2020, the U...

Helping Pregnant Women Protect Themselves from Malaria in Zambia

It is a sunny day at St...

MCD Elects New Chair of Board of Directors

Timothy Allen has been elected as the new chair of MCD Global Health’s (MCD) Board of Directors, replacing Evelyn Kieltyka, who served as chair for the past five years...

A New Chapter for MCD

Born in Augusta, Maine, U...

Healthy Lincoln County Receives Grant to Improve Collaboration and Food Security

MCD’s Healthy Lincoln County (HLC), a public health program in Lincoln County, Maine, that focuses on substance use prevention, food insecurity, and nutrition education, has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the John T...

Mental Health is Public Health: MCD Programs Seek to Improve Mental Health in Maine

In 2019, 13...

World Hand Hygiene Day: Hand-Washing with Soap is No Longer Optional

COVID-19 and the resurgence of diseases has impacted the health of billions of people...

Combating Insect-Borne Diseases in Maine and Africa

If you enjoy the outdoors in Maine, then you know the threat posed by ticks of transmitting Lyme disease, an illness caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria carried by infected deer ticks...

MCD Leading UNICEF Project to Achieve Universal Access to WASH in Madagascar

MCD Global Health was selected by UNICEF to implement a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project assisted by its partner Mavila, a local non-governmental organization, in Madagascar...

MCD Joins JSI Consortium to Implement Newly Awarded Malaria Reduction Project

MCD Global Health is proud to be part of a consortium, led by John Snow Inc...

Celebrating Women at MCD: Meet Carolina Amadu Muana

MCD is celebrating Women’s History Month and the International Day of Women this month by highlighting women who work at MCD across different projects, countries, and divisions...

Celebrating Women at MCD: Meet Lucy Castro

MCD is celebrating Women’s History Month and the International Day of Women this month by highlighting women who work at MCD across different projects, countries, and divisions...

Celebrating Women at MCD: Meet Stephanie Portillo

MCD is celebrating Women’s History Month and the International Day of Women this month by highlighting women who work at MCD across different projects, countries, and divisions...

Maine CDC, MCD Global Health Raise Awareness on Children’s Dental Health with Poster Contest

Sherry Laliberte, a dental hygienist who works at MCD Global Health, conducts dental screenings at numerous Maine elementary schools...

MCD to Launch New HPV Vaccination Campaign in Equatorial Guinea

MCD Global Health (MCD) is starting a new phase for its Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment (CCST) project in Equatorial Guinea later this year...

MCD, Maine CDC Work Together to Support HIV/AIDS Programs

Around the world, significant progress has been made on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, but there is still work to do to end the HIV pandemic...

Don’t Miss MCD International’s Presentations at ASTMH 2021

From November 17-21, the annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting (ASTMH) will take place virtually at a time when global health is more important than ever...

MCD Awarded Federal Grant to Improve Access to Telehealth in Rural Maine

Medical Care Development’s domestic public health division (MCDPH) is one of three organizations in Maine that will share a $730,510 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant from the U...

Strengthening Private Health Facilities to Improve LIfe-Saving Care for Mothers and Babies

Since 2019, MCD International (MCDI) has supported the Ministry of Health to strengthen Beninese capacity to improve the quality standards and increase the quantity of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) products and services offered by the private health sector in Benin...

Success of RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine Paves the Way for Next Generation PfSPZ Vaccine for Malaria Elimination

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently endorsed the widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine for children in Sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high malaria transmission...

MCD Develops Online Trainings for OUT Maine’s Professional Development for Youth-Serving Practitioners

MCD Public Health (MCDPH) is working with OUT Maine, a statewide nonprofit working to make communities more welcoming, affirming, and inclusive for Maine’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, or questioning (LGBTQ+) youth...

MCD Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Expand Behavioral Health Services in Rural Maine

Medical Care Development’s public health division (MCDPH), headquartered in Augusta, Maine, received a three-year grant to expand behavioral health care services in rural Maine through education, training, and mentorship programs...

MCD and the University of New Hampshire Launch Regional Collaborative to Advance Rural Health Excellence and Equity

A new online virtual learning program will soon offer support to health care providers in rural and underserved communities of New England and New York...

Healthy Lincoln County Receives Funding from Good Shepherd Food Bank to Combat Food Insecurity

Healthy Lincoln County (HLC), a program of MCD, has received a two-year $110,000 grant from Good Shepherd Food Bank (GSFB) to establish a community connector position that will serve communities in Lincoln County, Maine...

Nurse Helps Mitigate Spread of COVID-19 on Bioko Island

Carolina Gutiérrez was a nurse at the primary hospital in Malabo, the capital city on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, soon found herself on the frontline when cases of COVID-19 rapidly increased on the island in 2020...

MCD Public Health's Co-Director Selected to Serve on Maine Connectivity Authority's Board of Directors

In July, Maine Governor Janet Mills swore in the Board of Directors for the Maine Connectivity Authority, a new state entity charged with achieving universal availability of high-speed broadband in Maine...

New MCD/MSH-Peru Joint Venture launches free Covid-19 eLearning module for Perú

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on Peru's population, resulting in one of the highest reported excess death rates in the world...

It’s Not About Changing, But Making People Agents of Change

Central in MCD’s mission – to improve the health and wellbeing of people worldwide – is ensuring no one is left behind...

MCD's Board Chair Receives Leaders and Luminaries Spotlight Award

Medical Care Development is honored that Camden National Bank has recognized Evelyn Kieltyka, the chairperson of MCD's Board of Directors as a recipient of its 2020 Leaders & Luminaries Spotlight Award for the invaluable contribution she has made to the short- and long-term sustainability of MCD...

Progress in Gabon on Social Determinants of HIV/AIDS

Priority populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and injecting drug users (IDU) are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS...

The Fruits of Labor: World Toilet Day 2020

Andodabe, a Madagascar municipality within the Toamasina II district, marked this World Toilet Day 2020 by commemorating the completion of its seven-year journey to open defecation free (ODF) status...

Water is Personal Protective Equipment

How can you avoid COVID-19, when you lack safe water with which to clean your hands or surfaces? Communities around the world are seriously grappling with this question as the COVID-19 pandemic imperils global water supplies and nurtures a growing humanitarian crisis in populations who lack consistent access to water as well as sanitation...

MCD's CEO & President served as a judge for the 2020 P3 Impact Awards

Recognizing exemplary cross-sector collaboration that feature public, private, nonprofit or non-governmental organizations addressing societal challenges...

Noble Energy recognizes MCD's COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response support in Equatorial Guinea

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been working with Noble Energy to ensure Worker Safety and maintain productivity on-site...

The Parallel Pandemic

There are various roles that community health workers can adopt in combating the spread of the coronavirus...

MCD's statement concerning the killing of Black people in the U.S.

Medical Care Development, Inc...

Bénin - Assainissement: Reprise des déclenchements communautaires en ATPC au sein du PAPHyR

Avec la levée du cordon sanitaire au Bénin, et la réouverture des écoles secondaires le 11 mai dernier, le risque de propagation de la COVID-19 de la partie méridionale du pays vers les zones d’intervention du programme est accrue...

Un réseau d’Organisation Non Gouvernementale mobilisé pour renforcer la prévention et la lutte contre le COVID-19 à Madagascar

La lutte contre le COVID-19 à Madagascar n’est pas seulement une responsabilité du Gouvernement ni du personnel de santé car elle implique la solidarité de tous et la mobilisation de tout un chacun...

MCDI Malaria Warriors Series Presents: Elizabeth Lucas Nyakarungu

Elizabeth Lucas Nyakarungu works in the Bagamoyo Research and Training Centre (BRTC) at the Ifakara Health Institute, as well as manages the Baney Research Laboratory in Equatorial Guinea (EG)...

Dr. Ratsirarson raconte sa visite au Bénin le mois dernier

>Du 16 au 23 Février 2020, Dr...

International Women's Day: Celebrating our own Dr. Pharath Lim

Dr...

MCDI and Climate Foundation among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

The John D...

Maine Company Wins U.S. Department of State Award for Fighting Malaria

Maine-based global public health nonprofit, Medical Care Development Inc...

Medical Care Development and Partners Awarded the US State Department's 2019 P3 Impact Award

On September 24th, Medical Care Development (MCD) CEO and President, Dr...

University Students Visit Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project

Through a Global Praxis grant from George Mason University (GMU), six students and one professor will be visiting project sites of MCDI's Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP) from May 24 through June 2...

Medical Care Development welcomes Dr. Joséa Ratsirarson as new Director of the International Division

Medical Care Development, Inc...

Intern Profile: Summer 2019 BIMEP Intern, Ngozi Chukwueke

This summer, Ngozi Chukwueke, a rising senior at the University of South Carolina, will be joining MCDI as an intern under our Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea...

MCDI Participates in Madagascar's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Week 2019

From March 5-7, Medical Care Development International (MCDI)'s Fonds d'Appui pour l'Assainissement (FAA) project (funded by the Global Sanitation Fund) participated in Madagascar's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Week 2019 in Antananarivo, Madagascar...

MCDI Joins Inauguration of Baney Research Center

On February 20, MCDI participated in the inaugural ceremony of the Baney Research Center, a hospital and research laboratory complex in the Baney District of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea...

MCDI Hosts World AIDS Day Event in Gabon

On Saturday, December 1, World AIDS Day, MCDI's Improved Integrated Maternal and Neonatal Survival through Malaria and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Gabon project participated in a screening event in Tchibanga, Gabon...

MCDI Photo Wins Second Place in WSSCC Photo Contest

On November 20, 2018, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced that MCDI's Aimé Randriamanalina won second place in their World Toilet Day Champion photo challenge...

MCDI to Present 26 Abstracts at 2018 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting

Medical Care Development International (MCDI) is pleased to announce that 26 abstracts will be presented as either oral or poster presentations at the 2018 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual (ASTMH) Meeting...

USAID ARM3 Project Celebrates Seven Years of Success in Malaria Prevention and Control in Benin

On May 31, 2018 MCDI celebrated seven years of success of the USAID Accelerating the Reduction of Malaria Morbidity and Mortality (ARM3) program in Benin via a joint open house with the Advancing Newborn, Child and Reproductive Health (ANCRE) program led by URC...

USAID Awards Global Contract to PSI, MCDI and Partners to Advance Malaria Service Delivery in 28 Countries

Medical Care Development International (MCDI) is excited to announce that it is a member of a partnership that has been successfully awarded a new contract by USAID to support the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) to Advance the Progress of Malaria Service Delivery (APMSD) in 28 malaria-affected countries...

New Article Highlights Continued Success of Bioko Island Malaria Control Project

On February 5, Malaria Journal published "Trends in parasite prevalence following 13 years of malaria interventions on Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea: 2004–2016," written by Jackie Cook of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine based on survey data from the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP)...

MCDI Launches Integrated HIV/AIDS, Malaria Project in Gabon

Medical Care Development International (MCDI) has launched a project for Improved Integrated Maternal and Neonatal Survival through Malaria and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Gabon...

MCDI Participates in MalariaCare Closeout Meeting

On September 20, 2017, MCDI home office and field staff participated in MalariaCare's close out conference at PATH's D...

MCDI Granted Contract Extension for Performance-Based Financing Project in Lesotho

July 1, 2017 marked a renewed start of the Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Performance-Based Financing (PBF) project funded by the World Bank and the Government of Lesotho, and implemented by the MCDI and HealthNet TPO Joint Venture, who act as the Performance Purchasing Technical Assistance (PPTA)...

Medical Care Development Inc. Announces Company Restructuring to Focus on Global Public Health

Medical Care Development Incorporated (MCD) is pleased to announce its organizational restructuring that focuses the company exclusively on global public health, taking effect on July 1, 2017...

MCD Public Health Hosts Northeast Telehealth Resource Center Regional Conference 2017

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MCDI Launches Cervical Cancer Corner in Equatorial Guinea

On April 21, 2017 the Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment (CCST) Corner was launched at Malabo Regional Hospital on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea...

PAPHyR holds celebration for its first village declared Open Defecation Free

MCDI’s Improved Access and Hygiene Practices in Rural Areas Program (PAPHyR) in Benin celebrated its first village to reach Open Defecation Free (ODF) status...

MCDI awarded contract as the "External Evaluation Agency" for World Bank Performance-Based Financing Health Sector Support Project in the Central African Republic

Medical Care Development International (MCDI) is pleased to announce the award of a one year contract as the External Evaluation Agency (EEA) for the Health System Support Project (PASS) in the Central African Republic (CAR) implemented by the Government of the CAR with funding from the World Bank...

Workshop on Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment held in Equatorial Guinea

As part of the activities of the MCDI Equatorial Guinea Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Project (EG-CCST), a training of trainers' workshop on Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and use of Cold Coagulation for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Pre-Cancerous Lesions was held from February 27 to March 3, 2017 in Malabo Regional Hospital, Equatorial Guinea...

U.S. Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea visits the Baney Clinical Research Center

The clinical investigation continues at the Baney research facility on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea where the country's second trial of the Sanaria's PfSPZ® malaria vaccine is being conducted...

EGMVI Second Clinical Trial Begins

The Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EGMVI) Consortium that MCDI is a part of successfully vaccinated the first volunteers in the second clinical trial of the PfSPZ Vaccine in Equatorial Guinea earlier this week...

MCDI and its Partners Launch New USAID Project "Engaging Communities in Responding to Zika in Guatemala and El Salvador"

Medical Care Development International (MCDI) jointly with the Guatemalan Red Cross, the Salvadoran Red Cross, and in collaboration with the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA), is pleased to announce the launch of USAID’s “Engaging Communities in Responding to Zika in Guatemala and El Salvador” project...

EGMVI inaugurates clinical investigation center

On October 28, 2016 in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EGMVI) inaugurated a temporary clinical investigation center in the community of Baney and officially launched its second malaria vaccine trial in Equatorial Guinea...

MCDI Shares PADNET Lessons Learned at AFPHA Conference

From September 5th through 9th, Dr...

MCDI Launches Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Pilot Project in Myanmar

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Myanmar among women aged 15 to 44, which ranks 18th globally with a mortality rate of 15 out of 100,000...

First three volunteers successfully injected with PfSPZ Vaccine under MCDI’s Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative

On Saturday, March 7, 2014, after nearly a year of preparations, and two years of work, the first three volunteers were successfully injected with the PfSPZ Vaccine at La Paz Medical Center, Sipopo...

Launch of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Performance Based Financing in Leribe, Lesotho

The official launch of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Performance Based Financing (MNH-PBF) project for the Leribe District took place on December, 11th 2014 at the grounds of Louis Gerard Health Centre in the village of Likhakeng, Leribe...

BIMCP Launches Mass top-off Bed-Net Distribution Campaign in Bioko Island

A behavioral health teletherapy program is changing the way students access behavioral health services in rural Washington County, Maine...