Project profile — Improving Community Health and Food Security

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Improving Community Health and Food Security - Overview
Primate's World Relief andDevelopment Fund (CA-CRA_ACR-2866434640)
2012-03-23 - 2017-06-30
Country / region • Burundi (30.00%)
• Mozambique (35.00%)
• Tanzania (35.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (26.25%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (38.50%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (35.25%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the health of people living in 251 rural villages in Mozambique, Tanzania and Burundi by increasing their access to primary health care and clean water, promoting good health habits, and improving the agricultural yield of smallholder farmers. Most illnesses and deaths in the project villages are due to preventable diseases, lack of access to trained health workers and lack of access to clean water and adequate food. The project therefore seeks to increase the number of community health workers, provide bicycle ambulances to remote villages, build or expand basic health infrastructure where most needed, and enhance access to clean water by refurbishing old wells and building new ones. The project also educates women, men and children on sexual reproductive health, proper nutrition and sanitation, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, and gender issues, and trains both women and men farmers on best practices in sustainable agriculture. The project is implemented with local partners in each country: the Anglican Diocese of Bujumbura in Burundi, EHALE in Mozambique, and the Anglican Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include : (i) increased number of women, men and children seeking, having access to, and receiving equitable and gender-sensitive health services such as maternal and child health, vaccinations, nutrition; (ii) increased food production and improved nutrition; and (iii) increased community access to basic human needs such as clean water and health services.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of project (June 2017) include: (1) the percentage of women assisted during delivery by trained health practitioners in Tanzania increased from 30% to 90.21% by the end of the project; (2) the percentage of women that delivered their babies in local clinics and hospitals in Burundi increased from 40% to 100% by the end of project; (3) the percentage of children under the age of five who completed their full vaccination schedule increased from 60% to 98.29% in Mozambique; (4) the percentage of pregnant women having three antenatal care consultations in Mozambique increased from 30% to 94.4% by the end of the project; and (5) the percentage of people using existing health services in Mozambique has increased from 15% (for both sexes) to 91.7% for women and girls, and 89.2% for men and boys by the end of the project.



Original budget $404,977
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
07-09-2017 Disbursement $374,224
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