Project profile — Integrated Approach to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in Rural Ethiopia



Overview 

CA-3-D002186001
$29,837,405
Save the Children Canada (22502)
2016-01-21 - 2020-06-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)

Sector 

• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (80.00%)
• Basic drinking water supply:
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (10.00%)
Basic sanitation (14032) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to improve the nutritional status of children under the age of five (350,000) and pregnant and lactating women (400,000) in Ethiopia by increasing access to quality nutrition services, nutritious food, and water and sanitation services (250,000 people and 25,000 households). Despite recent progress, malnutrition remains a serious problem in Ethiopia, and many children do not regularly have enough nutritious food to keep them healthy. Malnutrition contributes to about half of all deaths of children under five years old. Activities include: (1) core nutrition interventions (such as nutrition education, malnutrition detection, access to supplementary feeding); and (2) access to nutritious food, including nutrition-sensitive agricultural products (such as vegetables, fruits, milk) and water, hygiene and sanitation.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project includes: (1) increased access and utilization of quality nutrition services, including nutrition knowledge of pregnant and lactating women and children under five; (2) increased access and utilization of nutritious food, including nutrition-sensitive agricultural productions, particularly for women and children; and (3) increased access to water and sanitation services, particularly for women and children.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2017 include: (1) health and nutrition interventions such as maternal, infant, and young child nutrition training, community-based management of acute malnutrition training, and nutrition education was provided to 155,276 participants, out of which 107,556 are pregnant and lactating women and caregivers (70% female); (2) food security and livelihoods interventions include the provision of various agricultural inputs including seeds, chickens, shoats, bee hives and colonies, and farm tools. Accordingly, 13,301 households (15% female) were provided with crop seeds; 6,626 households (68% female) were provided with vegetables seeds and shoats were provided to 1940 households (82% female); (3) water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions including a total of 63,171 community members (52% female) have been reached through, and are benefitting from, small scale and large scale construction and rehabilitation of water schemes and water facilities; 96 WASH Committee with 679 members (50.3% female) have been established and trained on WASH management and operation. To date, the project has managed to reach a total 282,882 beneficiaries. These results have contributed to improving the nutritional status of children and pregnant women by increasing access to quality nutrition services, nutritious food, and water and sanitation services.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
27-08-2020 Disbursement $163,287
27-08-2020 Disbursement $836,713
24-03-2021 Disbursement $428,348
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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