Access to quality care for vulnerable populations” in Haiti 2017-2019

Reporting Organization:Doctors of the World - Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,527,527
Timeframe: May 1, 2017 - August 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Martine Bernier
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Doctors of the World - Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 2,527,527.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (60 %)

Primary Health Care (40 %)

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The program targets women of child-bearing age, pregnant women, and newborns in both departments so that they have access to quality health care. In order to strengthen geographic and cultural accessibility, the program plans to mobilize community leaders (matrons, community health workers, etc.) to get them to inform and raise the awareness of the populations. At the health centres (5 in Nippes, 4 in North-West), access to care will be improved by paying and training providers, rehabilitating buildings, and providing essential medicines and inputs. The health departments’ core teams will also be supported in their supervisory roles. Lastly, the project’s advocacy component will be strengthened through a study on the coexistence of traditional and modern models of care for pregnant women; and through participation in the discussions on health policy and on the required increase in the health care budget.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Adolescent males Newborns
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 181,019
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Pregnant women, women of child-bearing age, and newborns have improved access to sexual and reproductive health care and to maternal/newborn health care in the Nippes and North-West departments. Results: – Access to and the quality of sexual and reproductive health care and maternal/infant health care are improved in the structures supported (institutional component) – The communities undertake initiatives that help improve health and reduce maternal and infant mortality (community component) – Political decision-makers and health authorities factoring in cultural, family and community realities and the needs for additional resources in matters of sexual and reproductive health is strengthened.

Achieved Results



MNCH-related indicators
  • # of health facilities equipped with maternal and newborn child health, or sexual and reproductive health equipment
  • %/total of mothers, and %/total of babies, who received postnatal care within two days of childbirth
  • %/total of women attended at least four times during pregnancy by any provider for reasons related to the pregnancy
SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.1.1 Maternal mortality ratio
  • SDG 3.1.2 Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel
  • SDG 3.2.2 Neonatal mortality rate
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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