Every child thrives

Every child thrives

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the “Every child thrives” project  aims to serve children less than five years of age with vitamin A supplementation and de-worming programs in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya. The mortality rate for children less than five years of age is 108/1000, in Côte d’Ivoire, in 2015. Vitamin A deficiency and worm infection causes and worsens malnutrition, anemia and diseases, particularly diarrheal diseases, which are a leading cause of death for children less than five years of age in these countries.  This project is providing improved delivery of these essential health services in communities where the actual coverage for children under five years of age is low. Project activities include: 1) increasing access to vitamin A and preventative de-worming treatments using existing community-based delivery systems; 2) strengthening the local health care system by training local health workers and community health volunteers in vitamin A supplementation and de-worming; 3) creating and utilizing a standardized toolkit for training on the implementation of responsive combined deworming and Vitamin A supplementation program targeting pre-school aged children; and 4) improving community engagement around vitamin A deficiency and de-worming in young children through responsive communication and engagement plans implementation as well as participatory activities with communities members, community leaderships and health structures and other gender equality and women’s groups.

Global objective

  • Serve children less than five years of age with vitamin A supplementation and de-worming programmes in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya

Specific objectives

  • Improve the delivery of  essential health services in communities where the current coverage rate is particularly low for children under five.

Expected results

  • Increased capacity of health systems to deliver de-worming and vitamin A programmes for children under five years
  • Increased provision of preventative de-worming treatments and vitamin A supplements to children under five years
  • Increased knowledge and community support for de-worming, vitamin A supplementation, and the promotion of women’s decision-making and male involvement to achieve positive maternal child health outcomes
  • Programming that effectively addresses gender equality and inclusion barriers in combined de-worming and vitamin A supplementation programming

Duration

4 years : 16/03/2016 - 31/03/2020

Localisation

This project is implemented in six regions of Côte d’Ivoire (Gneby-Tiassa-Me, Bélier, Bounkani-Gontougo, Gbeke, Gôh and Indenie Duablin)

Beneficiaries

1.8 million children and 16 600 adults working as community health workers or volunteers in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya. Indirect impact on more than 5 million people who will benefit from positive outcomes on health in the community.

 

Budget

CAD 4.4 million

Implementation

  • Effect:hope

Partners

  • Vitamin Angels
  • Hellen Keller International

 

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Country

  • Côte d'Ivoire

Topics

  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection

Targets

  • Children aged under 5 years
  • Poor households
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Pregnant and lactating women

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

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 10