Project profile — Enhancing Mother, Newborn and Child Health - Response to COVID-19


ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3132056813)
2020-07-24 - 2021-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Philippines (48.99%)
• Cambodia (51.01%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (15.00%)
• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (85.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project works to respond to the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia and the Philippines, by reducing or preventing local COVID-19 transmission and the disproportionate gender effects of COVID-19 on women and girls at the household, community, and structural level in Cambodia and the Philippines. Project activities include: (1) providing support to individuals, especially women and girls, to gain access and control over the practical resources necessary for their health and well-being during the pandemic, such as personal protective equipment, psychosocial support, food and financial support kits, and materials for menstrual hygiene for those in quarantine or isolation; (2) supporting vulnerable households who have lost their livelihoods, through counseling and mediation assistance to extend loans and delay repayment schedules, as well as provide supports to assist with continuity of farming and fishing, and provide targeted cash transfers and/or nutritional food assistance kits; (3) supporting the continuity of life saving health services, such as sexual reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence services and family care needs; (4) raising public awareness with local partners on matters related to COVID-19, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence via radio, information education and communication materials, social media, SMS blasts and loudspeaker; and (5) building the capacity of institutions to reduce transmission and respond to the gender specific needs of those impacted by the pandemic. This project expects to reach 106,535 people. This project also provides border quarantine support, which contributes to protecting an estimated total population of 3,005,018 people.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved utilization of gender-equitable and environment-sensitive essential health services by mothers, pregnant women newborns and children under five; (2) increased gender-equitable consumption of nutritious foods and supplements by mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five years of age in communities with vulnerable or marginalized groups in Cambodia, the Philippines, Myanmar and Rwanda; and (3) increased engagement of Canadian women and men, including youth, in global maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition.

Results achieved 

Results as of March 2021 include: 1) trained 3,133 health care workers on COVID-19 prevention, detection, treatment and surveillance services; 2) provided 150 clinical and non-clinical front-line workers with mental health and psychosocial support services; 3) provided 780 girl and boy quarantine clients and community members with mental health and psychosocial support services; and 4) reached 12,903 people through interventions aimed to help prevent, respond to and end sexual and gender-based violence, including child, early and forced marriage and/or female genital mutilation.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
19-01-2022 Disbursement $187,676
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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