Project profile — Supporting the Continuum of Care for Mothers and Children - COVID-19 response

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Supporting the Continuum of Care for Mothers and Children - COVID-19 response - Overview
Université de Montréal - Office of Research Services and Development (CA-CRA_ACR-2108160995)
2021-03-30 - 2022-09-30
Country / region • Haiti (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (17.50%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (25.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (17.50%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Children's issues (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
Description and results


The initiative supports the implementation of maternal, newborn and child health programs, contributing to the reduction in the number of maternal, newborn and child deaths in the country’s northern region by working with the Ministry of health and the local population. This project provides additional funds in response to immediate needs to respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Project activities include: 1) support for the achievement of essential public health functions and the development of innovative strategies for adapting services; 2) support for the implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), with a focus on malnutrition mainly affecting children; 3) support for the adaptation and strengthening of social mobilization activities for health, health promotion, prevention among populations, as well as activities to prevent violence against women / girls; 4) training and supervision of service delivery staff, support staff and support for the organization and adaptation of services; and 5) logistical support. This initiative is implemented through a consortium led by the Université de Montréal, and including the Centre d'étude et de coopération internationale.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved delivery (and quality) of essential health services to mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five; (2) improved utilization of essential health services by mothers, pregnant women, newborns, and children under five; and (3) increased awareness of Canadians in maternal, newborn and child health issues.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 1,500 people (900 women and 600 men) benefited from this COVID-19 response; (2) 31 awareness activities pertaining to nutrition, COVID-19 and gender-based violence conducted in the project’s areas of intervention; (3) intensive cooking demonstration sessions held for 45 children suffering from malnutrition (24 girls and 21 boys) and their parents; and (4) 10 young women from committees of women users of health services received financial assistance from the project to take occupational training.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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