Project profile — Maternal Child Health Initiative - World Neighbours Canada


World Neighbours Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3892128646)
2016-02-25 - 2021-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Honduras (30.31%)
• Nepal (40.02%)
• Canada (0.29%)
• Burkina Faso (29.38%)


• Basic nutrition:
Basic nutrition (12240) (16.00%)
Health education (12261) (24.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Family planning (13030) (3.71%)
• Basic drinking water supply:
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (30.00%)
Basic sanitation (14032) (26.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (0.29%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The initiative aims to address several development needs and challenges all linked to underlying poverty and lack of basic services in the remote rural areas in the Ramechap district in Nepal, in the Azabache and Nacaome areas in Honduras and in the Gourma province in Burkina Faso. The overall objective of the initiative is to improve the health of mothers and young children, and thus contribute to reducing maternal and child mortality, through assistance with village and household-scale infrastructure, parent health education and enhanced nutrition and food security. World Neighbours Canada aims to develop and implement training programs for women and men to learn about family planning options, to increase food crop production using sustainable and ecologically sound practices, to promote proper nutrition in infants and young children under two years of age that includes breast feeding promotion, developing and implementing water system plans with participation of users etc. The project proposes to benefit more than 50,000 women, men, girls and boys. World Neigbours Canada is working with Tamakoshi Sewa Samiti (TSS) in Nepal, L’Association d’Appui à la Promotion du Développement Durable des Communautés (APDC) in Burkina Faso, and Vecinos Honduras, in Honduras to implement this project. This project is part of Canada’s commitment to maternal, newborn and child health programming.

Expected results 

The expected results by the end of the initiative are: (1) increased use of potable drinking water and healthy home environments by households in Nepal and Honduras; (2) increased utilization by parents of options for prevention and treatment of childhood diseases and family planning in Honduras and Burkina Faso; (3) improved family food security and increased consumption of nutritious foods by children under two years of age in Honduras and Burkina Faso; (4) increased participation of women in leadership of community organizations in all three countries; and (5) increased participation of British Columbians from towns and small cities in activities related to maternal, newborn and child health issues in developing countries.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2022) include: (1) in Nepal, constructed 14 village water systems serving over 4,300 people (of whom 1,320 are women, 1,189 are men, and 1,802 are children) and more than 4,000 sealed hygienic toilets, one for every household in five rural municipalities; (2) in Honduras, 690 households have made their homes healthier by building hygienic toilets and/or improved stoves; (3) in Burkina Faso, more than 3,500 households participated in activities to improve food security and information sessions, reaching 5,211 people (of whom 3,084 are women, 1,122 are men, and 1,005 are youth). Also conducted various awareness-raising campaigns about the importance of vaccinating children; and (4) in Honduras and Burkina Faso, more than 24,000 villagers (of whom 60% are women, 20% are men, and 20% are youth) learned how to enhance their children’s nutrition. .

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
30-03-2022 Disbursement $25,925
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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