​Saving and improving the lives of seriously ill pregnant women, babies, and children in low-resource settings since 1995

The Liberian Task-Sharing Program

Presentation summarising MCAI's work in maternal and newborn care in Liberia, October 2020

See the presentation (pdf)

MCAI Books

The 918 page International Maternal and Child Health Care reference manual and accompanying Pocket Books (Maternal Emergencies and Neonatal and Infant Hospital Care) were published in 2015 and cover all aspects of hospital care for pregnant women and girls, newborn infants and children in low resource settings and addresses the full range of possible illnesses and injuries and includes complications of pregnancy and delivery.

Derived from these books we have now updated and developed two handbooks: one on neonatal and the other on obstetric hospital care. These are shown in the second picture and are much easier to handle and carry around the hospital wards than the large textbook.


Find out more about all our books here.


All books are available to download.


The sheer amount of worldwide downloads, and the positive feedback we've received is a testament to our continued success with this project.

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25th September 2019. Video reporting on a major success by the maternal emergency care team in the management of a recent near-maternal-death at The Martha Tubman Memorial Government Hospital in Grand Gedeh County in Liberia. Watch the video.


31st October 2019. Video reporting on the outcome achieved by the emergency newborn baby care team in the management of a recent "near neonatal death" at The Martha Tubman Memorial Government Hospital in Grand Gedeh County in Liberia. Watch the video.

Implementing partner of UNICEF

In April 2019, MCAI became an implementing partner of UNICEF to work together on an obstetric and neonatal project based at Martha Tubman Hospital in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia

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Positive independent evaluation of MCAI’s work in Liberia


A recent independent evaluation of MCAI’s obstetric and neonatal task-sharing programmes in Liberia recommends that both programmes be scaled up and rolled out throughout Liberia. You can read the report here.