Project profile — Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Pastoralist and Semi-Pastoralist Communities

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Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Pastoralist and Semi-Pastoralist Communities - Overview
Amref Health Africa in Canada (XM-DAC-21045)
2011-12-13 - 2015-09-30
Country / region • Ethiopia (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Medical services (12191) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (20.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• 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 goal of this project is to strengthen Ethiopia’s health systems in order to deliver effective maternal, newborn and child health services to nomadic communities in the Omo Valley. Using a community-based approach, the project aims to: increase the number of pregnant women accessing health services; increase the proportion of health facilities providing comprehensive health care; and reduce nutritional deficiencies that affect safe childbirth and development. Activities include: training midwives and health workers on emergency obstetric and newborn care, and the diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and waterborne diseases; training nurses on safe and clean childbirth; and providing ambulances and laboratory equipment to three health facilities. The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Canada is working with AMREF Ethiopia to implement this project. This project is part of Canada's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment. The maximum CIDA contribution to this project includes $10,000 for monitoring purposes.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (September 2015) include: (1) in the project catchment area, the percentage of deliveries undertaken with a skilled attendant increased from 27.3% to 85%; (2) the percentage of HIV-positive pregnant women given antiretroviral prophylaxis increased from 0% to 65%; (3) the percentage of women who received antenatal care (at least four visits during pregnancy) increased from 74% to 95%; and (4) the percentage of women who received postnatal care (within 42 days of childbirth) increased from 47.4% to 100%. These results have contributed to improved health among mothers and children in pastoralist communities in South Omo, Ethiopia.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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