Promoting maternal, newborn and child sustainable health (PROMISE)

Promoting maternal, newborn and child sustainable health (PROMISE)

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the “Promoting maternal, newborn and child sustainable health” (PROMISE) project aims to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Ghana, Malawi and Rwanda. Target areas in each country experience a low level of knowledge on prevention, delays in seeking early treatment, poor hygiene and sanitation practices, traditional cultural practices, and gender inequities. Overall, key impediments in health delivery include low capacity of skilled workers, poor infrastructure, weak referral systems and lack of transport. Activities include: 1) training health workers in areas such as basic emergency obstetric and newborn care; 2) improving utilisation and promotion of health services; emphasise household and community level engagement; 3) preventing illnesses and create demand for health services. These activities involve the setting up of Model Mothers, Care Groups, Community Conversations and mobilisations and sensitisation activities, improving nutrition through increased community knowledge and skills on optimal feeding, improving access to nutritious foods and preventing malnutrition through community based initiatives. In Ghana, the project works with the Ghana Community Ambulance project to ensure increase access of adequate medical supplies and care. It also supports development and transmission of SMS and voice messages to pregnant women and mothers.

Global objective

  • Contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Ghana, Malawi and Rwanda

Expected results

  • Improved delivery of essential health services to mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five
  • Improved utilisation of essential health services by mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five
  • Increased consumption of nutritious foods and supplements by mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five

Duration

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

Localisation

The project is conducted throughout Ghana.

Beneficiaries

Some 100 000 people, mostly targeting mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five

Budget

CAD 6.7 million

Implementation

  • Christian Children’s Fund of Canada

Partners

  • ADRA Canada
  • Emmanuel International
  • Tuma Kavi Development Association
  • Assemblies of God Relief
  • Development Services

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Country

  • Ghana

Topics

  • Demographic trends
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Social affairs & social protection

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 2 SDG 3