Project profile — Integrated Management of Maternal and Child Health in Artibonite (PRISMA II)


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
- 2016-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic health infrastructure (12230) (30.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
Family planning (13030) (5.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The project (also known by its French acronym PRISMA - Prise en charge intégrée de la santé de la mère et de l'enfant dans l'Artibonite) aims to increase the coverage of sexual and reproductive health services and quality care for mothers, newborns and children in 8 of the 15 communes of the Artibonite department in Haiti. This is achieved by strengthening the health governance of the department; strengthening institutional emergency obstetric and neonatal care and community building. Project activities include: (1) constructing or rehabilitating spaces to improve services in seven basic emergency obstetric and neonatal health care centers for pregnant women; (2) training and mentoring managers, nurses and health workers in family planning and maternal and neonatal health care; 3) carrying out micro-projects for the renovation or construction of drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene infrastructures in the health facilities of the project; (4) training and accompanying 150 members of local voluntary women's organizations and doubling the number of community health workers (269) responsible for sensitizing and referring populations to available health services; and (5) strengthening the functioning of the supply centers responsible for the distribution of medicines and medical equipment throughout the department. Overall, health facilities supported by the project seek to provide such services to approximately 146 000 women and 66 000 children under five.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) significantly increased use of quality health services by women of childbearing age, and children less than five years, in eight communes supported by the project; and (2) strengthened leadership and governance of reproductive health and quality care for mothers, newborns and children, at the decentralised level for the entire Artibonite department.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) there have been 12,723 deliveries at nine basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (SONUB) institutions; (2) 2,227 children between the ages of 6 and 23 months have been weighed monthly (1,176 girls and 1,051 boys); and (3) 100% of the Artibonite Departmental Health Directorate’s (DDSA’s) action plans and annual reports have included the gender dimension. The initiative has helped to improve the DDSA’s performance in terms of sexual and reproductive health services, and maternal, neonatal and child health care. This contribution also includes the management of water, hygiene and sanitation issues. According to Haiti’s Department of Public Health and Population, the DDSA was one of the best at managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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