Project profile — Increased Maternal and Child Health Access

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Increased Maternal and Child Health Access - Overview
Primate's World Relief andDevelopment Fund (CA-CRA_ACR-2866434640)
2011-12-06 - 2015-07-31
Country / region • Bangladesh (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (60.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• 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 (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to improve health among mothers, newborns and children under the age of five in 130 Bangladeshi villages. Using a community-based approach, the project provides training for 650 traditional birth attendants, establishes 35 village-level maternal and child health centres, and improves access to basic health services for local mothers. Through this project, 63,000 women and mothers, and 94,500 children under five are expected to have, for the first time, regular access to basic prenatal and postnatal care, basic health care, and trained birth attendants. Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is working in partnership with local partner Policy Research for Development Alternative (UBINIG) on this project. This project is part of Canada's maternal, newborn and child health commitment.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2015) include: (1) 35 village-level maternal and child health centres were built in 15 districts and are being used; (2) 35 tricycle ambulances and ten boat ambulances were built and are being used; (3) 664 traditional birth attendants who are active in their respective communities were trained and have referred 1,652 pregnant women (representing 20% of pregnant women in the project area) to hospital; (4) 83% of the 20,929 mothers who participated in workshops on maternal and child health are now able to report at least two known danger signs during pregnancy; and (5) 3,796 men participated in information sessions on women’s health issues, and 48% of these men are now able to report at least two issues related to women’s health. As a result, 586,504 consultations, including those of 302,927 women of reproductive health and 174,656 children of age under five, were done at the village-level maternal and child health centres. 82% of women in the project areas who gave birth were assisted by a trained birth attendant. The village level maternal and child health centers’ registers indicate that the project is now serving women from at least 364 villages, which represents 234 over the original target of 130 villages. This is indicating a high level of satisfaction among community members.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
22-10-2015 Disbursement $18,868
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