Project profile — Saving Children’s Lives by Addressing MNCH Gaps

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Saving Children’s Lives by Addressing MNCH Gaps - Overview
2015-11-20 - 2021-03-31
Country / region • Peru (9.20%)
• Haiti (16.70%)
• Namibia (17.10%)
• Ethiopia (23.00%)
• Cambodia (15.60%)
• Indonesia (18.40%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (62.20%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (9.10%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (9.10%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (11.30%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (8.30%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to reduce child mortality in targeted regions benefitting an estimated 452,345 women and 3,740,379 children. Substantial progress has been made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. However, this progress often conceals widening disparities in given countries or regions. This project aims to address health disparities and gaps in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), by prioritizing interventions identified as critical to advancing progress in reducing child mortality. Project activities include: (1) conduct and analyse research on health needs and solutions for mothers and children; (2) review and enhance existing policies and guidelines to improve MNCH; (3) develop and provide training on gender responsive MNCH interventions, on civil registration and vital statistics systems, and on health information management system; (4) test and implement models to address gaps in MNCH; (5) develop and deliver community awareness campaigns to increase knowledge on MNCH interventions; and (6) procure and distribute critical health supplies. This project is part of Canada's commitment for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

Expected results

The expected results for this project include: (1) improved collection and sharing of civil registration and vital statistics system data by governments in targeted countries; (2) improved provision of equitable and gender responsive MNCH interventions; and (3) enhanced commitment to scale up proven MNCH interventions by stakeholders in selected countries.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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