Project profile — Improving Community Health

Download project profile:



Improving Community Health - Overview
Save the Children Canada (XM-DAC-22502)
2012-01-13 - 2016-02-28
Country / region • Mali (50.00%)
• Pakistan (50.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (57.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (43.00%)
Policy marker • Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the health and nutrition of newborns, children under five, and women of reproductive age in the Segou region of Mali, and in the Swabi district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan by improving the availability and use of health and nutrition services at the community level. Benefiting an estimated 330,000 children, 161,000 women and 1,600 local Ministry of Health workers, the project promotes the use of quality health, nutrition and family planning services, and improved health, nutrition and family planning behaviours of caregivers and family members. Activities include: training local Ministry of Health partners to support and supervise community health workers; training community health workers to assess and treat sick children, and provide family planning services; and educating families about healthy behaviours, signs of illnesses and seeking care. Save the Children Canada is working with the Mali and Pakistan ministries of health on this project. This project is part of Canada’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of September 2013 include: In Mali: (i) training health care facility staff in Community Case Management (CCM), a strategy to deliver lifesaving interventions in communities with limited access to formal health facilities; (ii) conducting a mapping exercise to determine the best placement for community health agent sites and satellite villages within each health district; (iii) providing 11 training sessions for community health agents on CCM of malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea; (iv) conducting five training sessions for supervisors of community health agents on supervising the CCM of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea; and (v) distributing a training guide, supervising guidelines and other tools to supervisors of community health agents to help them effectively fulfill their supervisory role. In Pakistan, (i) providing reference manuals, checklists and toolkits to all of the targeted Lady Health Workers and Lady Health Supervisors trained in four training sessions; and (ii) training 84 out of 96 facility-based healthcare providers on CCM and community based management of acute malnutrition. These results are contributing to increasing access to available and improved quality referral services for severe cases of malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea in Mali and Pakistan, and complicated cases of severe and acute malnutrition in Pakistan; and increasing community and Ministry of Health capacity to manage and support effective health and nutrition programs.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
07-12-2015 Disbursement $245,670
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Improving Community Health - Related information
Related links
Partner website — Save the Children Canada
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Partnerships for Devlpmnt Innovation
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Project-type interventions

The coloured circles represent the number of markers in proximity. Simply click on the circle to zoom in for more information on projects.

2 to 9 markers 10 to 99 markers 100 to 999 markers 1,000 to 9,999 markers

Note: The Project Browser provides access to project data published by Global Affairs Canada in accordance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. This is not meant for official reporting, but to provide information on past and current international projects.

Date modified: