Project profile — Maternal Child Health Initiative - World Neighbours Canada

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Maternal Child Health Initiative - World Neighbours Canada - Overview
World Neighbours Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3892128646)
2016-02-25 - 2021-11-30
Country / region • Canada (0.29%)
• Honduras (30.32%)
• Burkina-Faso (29.39%)
• Nepal (40.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (16.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (24.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (3.71%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (30.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic sanitation (14032) (26.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Promotion of development awareness (99820) (0.29%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


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 September 2020 include: (1) in Nepal, drinking water systems were constructed in 9 villages and latrines were constructed in 4 ,702 households, providing more than 2,891 rural residents (of which 51% are women and girls) with access to potable water closer to home and reducing average water carrying times for women and girls by 100%; (2) in Honduras, 1,055 people (of which 77% were women) were trained in drinking water management, 690 households received improved stoves and/or sealed hygienic toilets, and 1,019 people (of which 92% were women) demonstrated improved knowledge of child nutrition; and (3) in Burkina Faso, 1,522 people (of which 82% were women and girls) experienced improved food security and nutritional status, and 5,211 people (of which 67% were women and girls) attended information sessions on the importance of vaccinating children, and 10,076 people (of which 71% were women and girls) attended sessions on family planning. In Nepal, Honduras and Burkina Faso, about 22,539 people have participated in one or more information sessions about nutrition and health. These have contributed to creating healthier home environments for more than 5,067 people, allowed beneficiaries to make better-informed decisions in regards to family planning, and improved child health and nutrition for 4,702 households.



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