Project profile — Securing the Lives of Mothers and Infants

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Securing the Lives of Mothers and Infants - Overview
ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3132056813)
2012-01-10 - 2015-09-30
Country / region • Cambodia (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (48.30%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (51.70%)
Policy marker • Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
Description and results


This project seeks to prevent and reduce death among mothers and children under the age of five in the Chieb, Chey Sen and Rovieng districts of northern Cambodia. The project focuses on empowering communities by improving the health care practices of mothers and women of reproductive age, increasing the ability of health care providers and traditional birth attendants to provide quality health services, and improving nutrition. The project aims to address the health needs of more than 70,000 underserved women and children. Activities include: training local village health support groups; promoting vaccination, appropriate care during illness, and better household sanitation and hygiene; constructing eight health facilities; conducting nutritional awareness sessions; and supporting the distribution of micronutrient, iron and folic acid supplements for women and children. This project is part of Canada’s maternal, newborn, and child health commitment.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (September 2015) include: (1) eight waiting and delivery rooms were constructed and 13 health centres were equipped to provide essential mother and child health services; (2) 53 midwives and 160 traditional birth attendants were trained on safe birthing practices, including referring pregnant women to health centres when needed; (3) 23,935 people, including more than 10,000 men, attended awareness raising sessions on how to prevent illnesses impacting mothers and children under five; (4) health centers staff, including midwives and traditional birth attendants having increased their ability to administer appropriate maternal care has increased to 88.5%, which is above the target of 50.0%; (5) live births attended by skilled health personnel increased from 46% at the beginning of the project to 70.7%, which is above the target of 55.0%; (6) mothers’ levels of confidence regarding consulting their partners on reproductive health and childhood illness issues increased from 69.6% to 90.2%, which is above the target of 90.0%; and (7) the level of satisfaction among pregnant women and mothers regarding the availability of skilled professionals for their deliveries at health centres increased from 50.4% to 78.7%, which is above the target of 70%. These results are contributing to improving health facilities and systems capacities, improving the quality of health care, and improving women’s health care practices.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
18-02-2016 Disbursement $107,254
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