Project profile — Improving Integrated Health Services for Women, Teenage Girls and Children in Haiti

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Improving Integrated Health Services for Women, Teenage Girls and Children in Haiti - Overview
UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (XM-DAC-41119)
2018-03-28 - 2023-03-31
Country / region • Haiti (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (15.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (40.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (5.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women and teenage girls, as well as the health of newborns and children in the two departments of Haiti’s Grand Sud region that were most affected by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. It is strengthening 28 health institutions by, among other things, repairing infrastructure, providing equipment and medicines and training staff. By improving access to and quality of integrated health services focused on the needs of women and adolescent girls, the project aims to reduce teenage pregnancies by 75% and provide access to 72,000 more women to a modern contraceptive method. The project also aims to strengthen the Haitian government's capacities in health sector management, coordination and monitoring at the central and departmental levels. It is estimated that, every year, approximately 15,400 pregnant women, 3,000 women who are potential victims of gender based violence and 3,400 children are to benefit from the services provided by the health institutions supported by the project.

Expected results

The project’s expected outcomes include: (1) improved front-line health care and services in the two target departments, particularly in sexual and reproductive health and nutrition, that take into account gender equality and women’s rights; and (2) greater use of quality health services, particularly by women of childbearing age, mothers and children under five, in part through a strengthened community participation approach.

Results achieved

Among the results obtained until December 2019: The number of direct beneficiaries is 87,354. In the area of maternal health, 10,613 women are seen in antenatal consultation, ie 35% in addition to the objectives for the year; 7,214 women and girls came to give birth in the 16 SONUs supported by the project, an increase of 35% compared to 2017, and 20% in addition to forecasts for 2019; 26,761 people including 18,873 women and girls are sensitized on comprehensive sex education, family planning. With regard to family planning and HIV, 8,289 women were tested for HIV, twice the achievements of 2018 (3,797); in addition, 5,958 women and girls have accepted a modern method of family planning. It should also be noted that care was provided for 181 cases of rape. Regarding the nutrition program, a total of 2,464 children under 5 years of age received treatment for acute malnutrition in the Grand'Anse and Sud departments from January to December 2019, including 533 severe acute malnutrition (298 girls and 235 boys) and 1931 moderate acute malnutrition (1120 girls and 811 boys); In addition 9,804 children under 5 (4885 girls and 4919 boys) were assessed and received nutrients and vitamin A. At the community level, 164 mobile clinics (compared to 85 in 2018) were carried out, reaching 7,721 people including 5,231 women and girls, and 2,490 men in the two departments. In addition, the project has given new impetus to sexual and reproductive health services. Maternities are moving to another dimension, when one considers that around 50% of institutions have doubled the number of institutional deliveries compared to 2017, the reference year.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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