Maternal Child Health Initiative

Maternal Child Health Initiative

Funded by Global Affairs and implemented by World Neighbors Canada, the initiative aims to address several development needs and challenges all linked to underlying poverty and lack of basic services in the remote rural areas in the Ramechap district in Nepal, in the Azabache and Nacaome areas in Honduras and in the Gourma province in Burkina Faso. World Neighbours Canada aims to develop and implement training programs for women and men to learn about family planning options, to increase food crop production using sustainable and ecologically sound practices, to promote proper nutrition in infants and young children under two years of age that includes breast feeding promotion, developing and implementing water system plans with participation of users etc. World Neigbours Canada is working with L’Association d’Appui à la Promotion du Développement Durable des Communautés (APDC) in Burkina Faso. This project is part of Canada’s commitment to maternal, newborn and child health programming.

Global objective

  • Improve the health of mothers and young children, and thus contribute to reducing maternal and child mortality, through assistance with village and household-scale infrastructure, parent health education and enhanced nutrition and food security

Expected results

  • Increased utilisation by parents of options for prevention and treatment of childhood diseases and family planning
  • Improved family food security and increased consumption of nutritious foods by children under two years of age
  • Increased participation of women in leadership of community organisations i
  • Increased participation of British Columbians from towns and small cities in activities related to maternal, newborn and child health issues in developing countries


4 years : 25/02/2016 - 30/09/2021


The project is conducted in the province of Gourma in Burkina Faso.


The project proposes to benefit more than 50 000 women, men, girls and boys.


CAD 1 million


  • World Neighbours Canada


  • Association d’appui à la promotion du développement durable des communautés (APDC)

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  • Burkina Faso


  • Education
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Nutrition
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Youth


  • Children aged under 5 years
  • 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
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 5 SDG 10