Project profile — Supporting the Continuum of Care for Mothers and Children


Université de Montréal - Office of Research Services and Development (CA-CRA_ACR-2108160995)
2016-10-05 - 2022-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Canada (0.62%)
• Haiti (99.38%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (16.48%)
• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (41.49%)
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (16.24%)
Health education (12261) (12.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (11.29%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (2.50%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The initiative supports the implementation of maternal, newborn and child health programs, contributing to the reduction in the number of maternal, newborn and child deaths in the country’s northern region by working with the Ministry of health and the local population. Project activities include: 1) training health managers and health care providers to deliver high quality health services, including obstetric care; 2) rehabilitating health centers and providing essential medical equipment; 3) raising awareness of local populations on the benefits of public health services, including on the right to health; and, informing and engaging the Canadian public on maternal, newborn and child health issues in Haiti through media campaigns and learning events. This initiative is expected to contribute directly to the improved health of approximately 400,000 beneficiaries, as well as to improved knowledge on maternal, newborn and child health issues in Haiti for approximately 6,000 Canadians. This initiative is implemented through a consortium led by the Université de Montréal, and including the Centre d'étude et de coopération internationale.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved delivery (and quality) of essential health services to mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five; (2) improved utilization of essential health services by mothers, pregnant women, newborns, and children under five; and (3) increased awareness of Canadians in maternal, newborn and child health issues.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2021) include: (1) 18 training courses were delivered to 1,329 health service providers (928 of them women) to improve the quality of the services provided; (2) 25 managers from the Nord health directorate (14 of them women) were trained in gender equality; (3) 19 public health centres received essential medication, supplies and equipment, and 1 health centre has met all criteria set out by the North health directorate; (4) 305 supervisory visits (post training follow-up, integrated supervision and basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care follow up) were made to 19 health facilities; (5) 15 women’s health care committees (CFUs) were created, leading to 15 maternal, newborn and child health microprojects to support the CFUs, and many activities were conducted with 150 workers (all of them women) to support and strengthen these groups; (6) 7,562 community health positions were created; (7) 22 community health workers (12 of them women) were hired and trained, enabling them to conduct 61,571 home visits; (8) 24 mobile clinics were created to increase health care coverage and geographic access; (9) 4 maternal death review committees were established; (10) 70 awareness activities were conducted among community leaders; (11) 3 institutional ambulances, 6 motorbike ambulances and 1 rowboat ambulance were equipped and put into service to handle medical and obstetric emergencies; (12) 5 operational research outcomes were released and 5 evidence based response plans were established; and (13) 2 health centres were renovated and 3 were built so that they meet all criteria set out by the North health directorate.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
30-03-2023 Disbursement $54,992
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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