Project profile — Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW)

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Overview

Overview

Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) - Overview
CA-3-D001999001
$55,066,989
Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2016-01-20 - 2022-06-30
Operational
Country / region • Canada (1.61%)
• Nigeria (21.68%)
• Haiti (12.68%)
• Senegal (17.67%)
• Ghana (20.68%)
• Bangladesh (25.68%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (39.16%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (25.33%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (10.17%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (9.49%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (10.85%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Promotion of development awareness (99820) (5.00%)
Policy marker • Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

This project contributes to reducing maternal and child mortality amongst vulnerable women and children, including adolescent girls, in targeted underserved remote areas of Bangladesh, Ghana, Haiti, Nigeria and Senegal. The project works in these 5 countries to improve the quality, availability and utilization of essential maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services, and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. The project also works to strengthen the Canadian public’s understanding of the reasons behind Canada’s global investments in MNCH and SRH. Project activities include: (1) raising awareness of local leaders, role models and various community groups on ongoing MNCH services and positive healthcare practices, including health care-seeking behaviours; (2) training health care providers at community and health facility levels on key MNCH interventions; (3) providing essential medicines and other medical supplies; (4) training health administrators and local health committees on planning, supervision and oversight of health resources and facilities; (5) training health workers and drivers in referring patients requiring more advanced care at specialized facilities and providing health facilities with mobile technology and vehicles to facilitate emergency transportation; and (6) training and mentoring health care staff on improved data collection and reporting to inform local government on health resources and services planning. Also, undertaken COVID-19 response activities in 4 countries, Bangladesh, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal) that include: (1) developing and disseminating gender-integrated messaging related to COVID-19, including on hygiene, infection prevention, social distancing, mental health & MNCH/SRH (including Sexual and Gender-Based Violence prevention); (2) developing and increasing awareness towards unpaid care work issues, including equitable distribution of household roles, responsibilities and resources, and women’s and girls’ decision-making; (3) providing economic support for targeted vulnerable groups negatively affected by lockdown/social distancing such as cash transfers; (4) providing training and personal protective equipment to community-based health care workers; (5) providing public places and health facilities with safe water, hygiene supplies, health care waste management and small-scale handwashing facilities. Plan International Canada implements this project in partnership with Promundo and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and with Plan International offices in the project’s 5 targeted countries, local governments, and local NGOs.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved utilization of essential health services by mothers, pregnant women, adolescent girls, newborns and children under five years of age; (2) improved delivery of quality health services to mothers, pregnant women, adolescent girls, newborns and children under five years of age; (3) increased dissemination and use of MNCH data; and (4) increased endorsement by the Canadian public of Canadian global funding addressing MNCH issues. For the project’s COVID-19 activities: (1) increased demand for COVID-19 related messages and prevention measures and ongoing demand for MNCH/SRHR services, in addition to the burden faced by women and girls in terms of unpaid care work (2) strengthened health system for COVID-19 response within broader national plans and continuity of MNCH/SRH services during the pandemic and post-pandemic periods, (3) enhanced community and government access to reliable, timely and effective use of data in response to COVID19, and (4) continued public engagement to inform Canadians on the COVID-19 response in developing countries and better understand that the response must be global.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of December 2021 include: (1) the percentage of pregnant women receiving prenatal care at least four times during pregnancy has increased by 21 percent, from 52 to 73 percent across all five countries; (2) the percentage of births attended by a skilled birth attendant in project areas increased by an average of 20 percent, from 57 to 77 percent; (3) the percentage of women attending postnatal care within 48 hours of giving birth increased by 11 percent, from 52 to 63 percent in project areas; (4) the percentage of health facilities that utilize environmentally safe waste disposal methods increased by an average of 32 percent across all 5 countries, from 51 to 83 percent; (5) also, implemented 6,872 behavioural change communication and mobilization strategies in hygiene, infection prevention, social distancing, COVID-19 vaccine mobilization, mental health and maternal, newborn and child health / sexual and reproductive health , and unpaid care work; (6) trained 6586 health care workers (1,865 men and 4 721 women) on COVID-19, including transmission, prevention and sharing of information with communities; and (7) distributed COVID-19 supplies and equipment to 452 health facilities.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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