Project profile — Providing Maternal and Child Health Services in Léogâne

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Providing Maternal and Child Health Services in Léogâne - Overview
Save the Children Canada (XM-DAC-22502)
2011-05-19 - 2013-03-28
Country / region • Haiti (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to deliver quality, comprehensive health care and nutrition services to approximately 54,000 people living in Leogane, Haiti, with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health, reproductive health, and integrated management of childhood illnesses. The project aims to respond to the primary health care needs of the population in the post-earthquake recovery context by using a combined approach involving direct provision of services and capacity development of partners (Hôpital Sainte-Croix, Malteser, Johanniter and the "Unités communales de santé" of Anacoana) and of key community health actors (women's support groups, community health workers and matrones). In order to ensure sustainabillty, the project progressively phased out Save the Children-run clinics and shifted from delivering services directly to addressing gaps in partner-run clinics. Through this project, 16 health clinics are being supported, including six mobile clinics and ten fixed clinics.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2012) include: Women and children have better access to quality maternal and newborn health services: the number of prenatal visits attended by pregnant women every month increased from 18 to 68, well above the targeted 20 monthly visits. The number of post-natal visits completed by women within three days after delivery increased from 12 to 17 per month, above the targeted 13 visits. The number of newborns receiving neo-natal care rose from 41 to 786 and every month, an average of 148 children under five completed their immunization against diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus (DPT3). Women’s reproductive health knowledge and practices have improved: oral contraceptive use increased by 261% and condom use increased by 483%. Children have improved access to quality primary health services: 98% of children diagnosed with diarrhea received proper treatment and over 15,429 children under five were vaccinated. Women and children have greater access to treatment for malnutrition: 9,011 children under five were screened for malnutrition; 387 of them who were treated for severe malnutrition had a recovery rate of 52%; and 139 pregnant and lactating women were enrolled in a malnutrition screening and treatment service. These results have contributed to respond to primary health care of the people of Léogane, primarily those of women and children. .



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
12-06-2013 Disbursement -$121,130
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