Project profile — Improving Integrated Health Services for Women, Teenage Girls and Children in Haiti


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2018-03-28 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (10.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (15.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (40.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (5.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women and teenage girls, as well as the health of newborns and children in the two departments of Haiti’s Grand Sud region that were most affected by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. It is strengthening 28 health institutions by, among other things, repairing infrastructure, providing equipment and medicines and training staff. By improving access to and quality of integrated health services focused on the needs of women and adolescent girls, the project aims to reduce teenage pregnancies by 75% and provide access to 72,000 more women to a modern contraceptive method. The project also aims to strengthen the Haitian government's capacities in health sector management, coordination and monitoring at the central and departmental levels. It is estimated that, every year, approximately 15,400 pregnant women, 3,000 women who are potential victims of gender based violence and 3,400 children are to benefit from the services provided by the health institutions supported by the project.

Expected results 

The project’s expected outcomes include: (1) improved front-line health care and services in the two target departments, particularly in sexual and reproductive health and nutrition, that take into account gender equality and women’s rights; and (2) greater use of quality health services, particularly by women of childbearing age, mothers and children under five, in part through a strengthened community participation approach.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2022 include: (1) 35,549 women delivered in health facilities in the areas served by the project, or 103% of the target; (2) 100,728 women and girls of childbearing age, or 93% of the target, had access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern methods of contraception; (3) 15.5% of adolescent mothers and pregnant adolescents in the areas served reached in 2022, a gap of 5.5% compared with the target of 10% set for that same year; and (4) 3,270 children ages 0 to 5 (1,543 boys and 1,727 girls) have been treated for severe malnutrition. In addition, 8,018 children (3,620 boys and 4,398 girls) have been treated for moderate acute malnutrition, or 106.9% of the target.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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