Project profile — Health Services for Women and Girls in Haïti


UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services (41502)
2013-03-20 - 2018-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Health policy and administrative management:
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (5.00%)
Medical education/training (12181) (10.00%)
• Basic health infrastructure:
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (45.00%)
Health education (12261) (10.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the rebuilding of the National School of Midwifery (l'Institut national de formation des sages-femmes - INFSF) and the construction of a maternity clinic in Haiti. The project includes training professional midwives and Haitian management and health personnel. The maternity clinic will have two qualified midwives and will offer services such as emergency neonatal and obstetric care, family planning services, services for preventing and screening HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, and services for victims of sexual violence. The project aims to offer some 230,000 women and girls who were victims of the earthquake, including 25,000 pregnant women, greater access to neonatal and obstetric preventive and emergency services. The project activities include: (1) building a national school of midwifery to train qualified midwives; (2) working with the Ministry of Public Health and Population and project partners to develop a new curriculum based on international standards to train midwives; and 3) building and equiping a maternity clinic with an emphasis on emergency neonatal and obstetric care. This project is part of Canada’s maternal, newborn and child health commitment.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) Haitian midwives receive quality training, equally accessible to women and men, aligned with the expectations/needs in obstetric/neonatal care and in family planning, taking into consideration the rights of women and girls; and (2) the use of obstetric/neonatal care in Haiti has increased for populations served by the maternity clinic built.

Results achieved 

Results achieved by this project, which ended in July 2018, include the following: 1) reconstruction of the Institut supérieur national de formation des sages-femmes (INSFSF) was completed; 2) construction of the Massaïde maternity clinic was completed; 3) curriculum support: two partnerships were created for work placements with university hospitals in Nantes and Suresnes, resulting in 25 weeks of exchanges (21 in France and 4 in Haiti); 4) capacity building with seven members of the supervisory and teaching staff; 5) more than 40 teachers received training on teaching midwifery practices using a competency-based approach; 6) partnerships with the Association Actions Santé Femmes, the Nantes university hospital and the Foch hospital in Suresnes have been developed to build the capacities of the INSFSF’s managerial and teaching team; 7) INSFSF welcomed 4 waves of 40 midwives, meaning 160 registrations; and 8) training in sexual and reproductive health, including gender-based violence, was offered to 160 graduates.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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