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


Université de Montréal - Office of Research Services and Development (CA-CRA_ACR-2108160995)
2021-03-30 - 2022-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (17.50%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (25.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (17.50%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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 the end of the project (September 2022): (1) project activities reached 1,530 people (922 women and 608 men). The activities aim to prevent, respond to and end sexual and gender-based violence, including child marriage, early and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation; (2) 2,000 children aged 6 to 59 months (compared with a target of 1,481 children) received micronutrients, vitamins and anti-parasitic agents at the community and institutional level; (3) multi role community health officers and community health centres referred 640 individuals with severe cases of malnutrition to the treatment centres; (4) 408 health professionals (153 women and 255 men) received training on COVID-19, specifically on epidemiological monitoring as well as health and environmental standards relating to COVID-19; (5) six health facilities received equipment and material to respond to COVID-19, and; (6) the health centres received 7,200 surgical masks and 975 N-95 masks to deal with COVID 19.

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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