Project profile — Mother and Child Health Enhancement Program - Phase 2 (PASME 2)


WUSC - World University Service of Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3119304848)
2016-06-07 - 2021-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Burkina Faso (100.00%)


• Basic health infrastructure:
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (8.08%)
Health education (12261) (45.96%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (45.96%)

Policy marker 

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


The second phase of this initiative aims to contribute to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality in the health districts of Bogandé and Manni (eastern region), Yako and Gourcy (northern region) and Koudougou, Réo, Tenado and Sabou (Central West Region) in Burkina Faso. The maternal mortality rate (341 per 100,000) and infant and juvenile deaths are high. The likelihood of a child dying before reaching the fifth birthday is one in eight according to the 2010 demographic survey. In addition, the healthcare system faces significant institutional challenges, such as stock-outs or insufficient qualified staff, which have a significant impact on the quality of care provided and, consequently, the desire of communities to use the services. Project activities include: (1) identification of training needs and training on hygiene and sanitation, prenatal and postnatal care, safe delivery practices, patient psychology, screening, follow-up and reference of malnourished children, follow-up and accompaniment of pregnant women and adolescents; (2) the equipment of health and social promotion centers; 3) sensitization of opinion leaders, political and administrative authorities and communities on the health of mothers, newborns and children. The project is being implemented by a consortium of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Université Laval and Farm Radio International to help improve maternal, newborn and child health. Local partners are: Association solidarité Entraide mutuelle au Sahel, Conseil Burkinabè des ONG et Associations de lutte contre les IST et le VIH/sida, and Centre d'Information, de Conseils et de Documentation sur le Sida et la Tuberculose (CICDoc)

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved public and community health services for the delivery of health services to women, newborns and children under five; and (2) increased use of essential health services by women and children.

Results achieved 

The results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2020) include: (1) the percentage of adolescent girls, women and men who are very satisfied with the quality of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services received from health workers and staff reached 92.2%, 91.2% and 98.1%, respectively, compared with targets of 85.9% for adolescent girls, 88.6% for women and 85.8% for men; (2) the percentage of targeted institutions with a satisfactory level of MNCH service delivery reached 100% in institutions in the central-west region, 95% in institutions in the eastern region and 100% in institutions in the northern region, compared with targets of 43.8% in institutions in the central-west region, 36.4% in those in the eastern region and 28.6% in those in the northern region; (3) 81.7% of women and 97.8% of adolescent girls attended at least 4 prenatal consultations during their latest pregnancy, compared with targets of 47.5% for adolescent girls and 46.6% for women; (4) during their latest delivery, 94.3% of women and 92.9% of adolescent girls gave birth in a health facility in the presence of a health care professional, compared with targets of 89.6% for women and 86% for adolescent girls; and (5) the percentage of deliveries assisted by qualified personnel in a health facility reached 75.4% in the central-west region, 77.5% in the eastern region and 89.8% in the northern region, compared with targets of 72.5% in the central-west region, 72.3% in the eastern region and 85% in the northern region.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
07-07-2021 Disbursement $210,673
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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