Project profile — Systems Enhancement for Transformative Health

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Systems Enhancement for Transformative Health - Overview
Action Against Hunger (CA-CRA_ACR-3833634678)
2016-10-14 - 2021-03-31
Country / region • Kenya (50.00%)
• Guatemala (50.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (29.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (39.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (32.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Guatemala and Kenya by improving the delivery and utilization of essential and nutrition related health services. Project activities include: 1) building the capacity of local and district health teams in service delivery and strategic planning; (2) conducting awareness of existing health services with local communities; (3) training households on nutritious crop selection, production and post harvest handling; 4) promoting and implementing care-taker and baby-friendly community approaches; and 5) training of health staff on treatment of malnourished children. It is estimated that more than 1.3 million people will benefit directly, and more than 880,000 people indirectly, from activities led in the Chiquimula Department of Guatemala and five counties in Kenya (West Pokot, Trans-Nzoia, Busia, Kakamega, and Bungoma). The project is implemented by Action Against Hunger Canada in Kenya in collaboration with Action Against Hunger Kenya, Helen Keller International, and the Ministry of Health; and in Guatemala with Action Against Hunger Guatemala, Médicos del Mundo España en Guatemala, Asociación de Investigación y Estudios Sociales, and local government organizations.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: 1) increased utilization of essential health and nutrition services by pregnant women, mothers, adolescent girls and boys; 2 improved nutrition status of pregnant and lactating mothers, adolescent girls and boys; 3) enhanced integration of gender sensitive health and nutrition services within local and national policies and plans.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2021) include: (1) increase by 105% in the number of women attending at least 4 ante-natal care visits in Bungoma county, Kenya (one of the targeted areas); (2) increase by 56% in the number of pregnant and lactating women using iron and folic acid supplementation in Kenya; increase by 34% in the immunization of children against measles in Kenya; (3) increase by 202% in Vitamin A supplementation coverage for children aged 6-59 months in targeted areas of Kenya; (4) increase by 41% in the number of children aged 6-23 months old receiving the “minimum acceptable diet” in Guatemala; and (5) best practices for maternal, newborn and child health integrated into the strategic plans of 3 municipal health authorities in Guatemala



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
25-08-2021 Disbursement $388,344
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