Project profile — All Mothers and Children Count

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All Mothers and Children Count - Overview
Primate's World Relief andDevelopment Fund (CA-CRA_ACR-2866434640)
2016-03-15 - 2022-04-30
Country / region • Rwanda (20.00%)
• Mozambique (30.00%)
• Tanzania (31.00%)
• Burundi (19.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (3.56%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (21.58%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (61.73%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (11.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (2.13%)
Policy marker • Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This initiative aims to reduce illness and death among women of reproductive age, newborns and children under five by working with local health authorities. The program also responds to COVID-19 while ensuring that women and girls continue to have access to sexual and reproductive health services, safe deliveries, prenatal and postnatal care and contraceptive access. Project activities include: (1) training women and men health workers and traditional birth attendants to dispense accurate advice on antenatal and postnatal care, promote healthy habits, provide basic health care, identify high risk pregnancies and make referrals to government-run medical facilities; (2) equipping select health centres with essential equipment to reduce infection, monitor vital signs of fetuses and facilitate nighttime deliveries; (3) constructing dispensaries, nurses’ houses and expectant mothers’ houses to encourage facility-based delivery; (4) providing rapid and affordable transport to medical facilities; (5) improving access to clean water and nutritious food; and (6) mobilizing and equipping communities and village leaders for the sustainability of results related to maternal, newborn and child health and gender equality. COVID-19 response activities include: (1) scaling up water, sanitation and hygiene interventions, including the distribution of soap and hand sanitizer; (2) distributing hygiene and safety kits to health workers and community leaders; (3) procuring personal protective equipment for clinical staff and setting up temporary tents to allow for covered physical distancing at clinics; (4) tele-coaching/tele-monitoring community health workers to deliver information and educate the community in a safe, distanced manner; and (5) educating communities on personal protective measures, physical distancing and home isolation via megaphone, radio and distanced community health worker interventions. This initiative is expected to contribute directly to the improved health and nutrition of approximately 2.5 million women, men and children in the catchment area. The project is implemented by Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund in collaboration with the local partners Village Health Works in Burundi, EHALE in Mozambique, Inshuti Mu Buzima (Partners in Health) in Rwanda and the Anglican Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved delivery of essential health services to mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five; (2) increased use of essential health services by mothers, pregnant women and children under five; and (3) increased consumption of nutritious food and supplements by mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five. The expected outcomes for the project’s COVID-19 response include: (1) the containment of COVID-19 outbreaks to protect populations served, especially women and girls; and (2) improved health care as a result of awareness of the pandemic and better sourcing and delivery of the equipment and materials needed to protect health caregivers and the populations they serve.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of May 2022 include: (1) 372,634 pregnant and postpartum women accessed maternal, neonatal and child health services at 181 health institutions; (2) skilled health personnel attended 97% of live births in Burundi, up from 37% at the beginning of the project; (3) maternal mortality rate in Mozambique reduced to 289 per 100,000 deaths, down from 318 per 100,000 at the beginning of the project; (4) installation of solar suitcases in maternity wards at 30 health facilities; (5) drilling of twenty-five wells and construction of three integrated maternal neonatal and child health facilities in Mozambique; (6) construction of two nurses dormitories and one expectant mothers’ house in Burundi; (7) over 75 health facilities received personal protective equipment, medical supplies and pandemic response training; and (8) 212 community health workers received training in sexual and gender-based violence awareness, detection and referral.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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