Project profile — Prenatal, Perinatal, Postnatal and Nutritional Support in Haiti


Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie (CA-CRA_ACR-3118924448)
2016-03-21 - 2020-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (27.21%)
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (12.90%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (4.78%)
Health education (12261) (12.28%)
Health personnel development (12281) (20.56%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (22.27%)

Policy marker 

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


This project (also known in French as A3PN) aims at reducing the mortality rate of mothers and children in the departments of Grand ‘Anse and southern Haiti by building stronger institutional and community health, reducing disease burden, improving nutrition and accountability of results. Project activities include: 1) conducting functional analysis of 10 healthcare centres in the seven target communities; 2) training of healthcare officers and providing medical equipment as needed; 3) developing community networks for social support and engaging them to promote the use of healthcare services by mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children (girls and boys) under five (MNCs); 4) conducting research on food security, nutrition and breastfeeding, as well as hygiene; 5) educating mothers on the principles of infant and toddler hygiene and feeding, and introducing them to growing vegetable gardens and undertaking small scale animal husbandry; and 6) monitoring mothers, newborns and children under five and referring cases of malnutrition and dietary deficiencies to appropriate healthcare services. This project is implemented by a consortium of organizations lead by the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation, with the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Medicine Nutrition Department and International Health Unit, in collaboration with the local partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Expected results 

The project’s expected results include: 1) improving healthcare services delivery and usage of basic healthcare services provided to mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children (girls and boys) under five (MNCs); 2) increasing MNCs’ consumption of food supplements and nutritious, locally produced and environmentally safe foods; and 3) increase of local women and men demographic data distribution and its use by local civil status registration offices, partners and leaders.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2020) include: (1) 10 health centres rehabilitated and equipped; (2) 299 community based health workers (of which 180 women) trained according to the curriculum of Haiti’s ministry of public health and population; (3) 172 community health stations were open and functional (97 more than planned); (4) 159 mothers’ clubs created and 145 supported by trained mother educators; (5) 55,708 home visits completed; (6) 1,059 family gardens created and 965 agricultural kits distributed to increase food security and economic development; and (7) the preliminary results of the key questions of the TRANSNUT research on dietary diversity, nutrition, breastfeeding and hygiene shared with the partner institution Catholic Relief Services.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $281,015
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
09-10-2020 Disbursement $262,846
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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