Supporting essential maternal and child health services

Supporting essential maternal and child health services

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Global Aid Network, the project on “Supporting essential maternal and child health services in Benin and Togo” focuses on the delivery of multiple and complementary interventions to support and build up the infrastructure, training, and sustainability of essential health services particularly relating to maternal and child health at the level of multiple rural communities across Benin and Togo. The project comprises a concentric health clinic model seeking to improve: (i) access to clean water; (ii) training in healthy practices and gender equality; and (iii) maternal, newbord and child health (MNCH) across nutrition, clinical prevention and disease management domains. GAIN Canada works closely alongside GAIN Bénin, GAIN Togo, Alliance de santé communautaire Canada Bénin (ASCCB) and Vision, initiative et engagement pour la santé (VIES) in order to implement this project.

Global objective

  • Support and improve infrastructure, training and sustainability of essential health services, particularly in terms of maternal and child health in several rural communities in Benin and Togo.

Expected results

  • Improving availability and utilisation of essential health services, through clean drinking water, training, improving antenatal care, and advancing MNCH and WASH through the training of clinic workers and by using active community networks;
  • Increasing absorption and consumption of nutritious foods, nutrition counselling, new healthy practices supported by Family Health champions, and sanitation and hygiene training.

Duration

4 years : 29/03/2016 - 31/03/2020

Localisation

The project is conducted in a large number of rural communities of Benin and Togo.

Beneficiaries

  • The beneficiaries are mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five.
  • Other direct beneficiaries include clinic workers equipped and trained, other women villagers involved in leadership opportunities, and all villagers through equitable access to an environmentally sustained clean water source and training in healthy practices.

Budget

CAD 3 647 689

Implementation

  • Global Aid Network (GAIN)

Partners

  • Alliance de santé communautaire Canada Bénin (ASCCB)
  • Vision, initiative et engagement pour la santé (VIES)

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Country

  • Benin
  • Togo

Topics

  • Education
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth

Targets

  • Children aged under 5 years
  • Poor households
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households

Scales

  • Local
  • National

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 10 SDG 3