Project profile — Oliga Health Centre for Mothers and Children


Africa Future Canada
2016-02-09 - 2020-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Cameroon (100.00%)


• Health, General: Medical services (12191) (13.38%)
• Basic Health: Basic health infrastructure (12230) (80.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (3.31%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (3.31%)

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 (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This initiative supports the maternal and child health centre of Oliga, which contributes to reducing mortality rates among mothers and infants in the health district of Cité Verte (Yaoundé II) by increasing the medical coverage of this district, one of the poorest in the central region of Cameroon. Activities include: (1) building and operating the maternal and child health centre in Yaoundé; (2) purchase and installation of the centre’s equipment; (3) recruiting and continuous training of staff; and (4) implementing health outreach and information activities for beneficiaries while liaising with existing maternal and child health programs and institutions in Cameroon. About 25,000 patients are expected to receive health services annually (15,500 women, 6,500 children and 3,000 men) at Oliga’s maternal and child health centre. Indirect beneficiaries are estimated at 350,000 people. Afrique Future Canada is implementing this project in collaboration with the local partner Afrique Future Cameroun.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improvements in providing quality basic health services to pregnant women, mothers, newborns and children under 5; (2) usage rate improvements for quality basic health services by pregnant women, mothers, newborns and children under 5 in the Cité Verte district; and (3) improved family skills conducive to maternal health.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2020) include: (1) the completion of a six-floor health centre inaugurated on June 1, 2019; (2) provided to the health centre were necessary medical equipment, medicines and furniture that support maternal and child health services to the district’s population; (3) recruited and trained 128 employees for the health centre; (4) welcomed 5,200 patients at the health centre; (5) delivered 300 information/education/communication sessions; (6) 80,504 people participated in information/education/communication activities; and (7) carried out 54,060 consultations in the communities following the information/education/communication activities.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $462,144
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
06-08-2020 Disbursement $10,003
06-08-2020 Disbursement $211,069
31-03-2021 Disbursement $10,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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