Active Communities for Healthy Mothers and Children in Bolivia

Reporting Organization:Plan International Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 13,530,087
Timeframe: March 3, 2011 - December 30, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Plan International Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bolivia - $ 13,530,087.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (25 %)

Nutrition (20 %)

Primary Health Care (20 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (15 %)

WASH (10 %)

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The purpose of the project is to strengthen institutional and community capacity to support a sustainable primary health care system and increase survival rates and the development of children and mothers in 26 targeted municipalities of Bolivia. The project facilitates collaboration between the Government of Bolivia and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to achieve the objectives of Bolivia’s priority health programs, and the Family, Community, and Intercultural Health Model. The project helps the Ministry of Health in Bolivia to scale-up the successful Community Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses framework and to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in health among vulnerable populations in Bolivia, including the poor, women and children.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 58,730
Total Indirect Population: 327,855
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The three intermediate outcomes for the project are: 1. Increased adoption of health-seeking behaviours in integrated maternal and child health and development by male/female caregivers, women of childbearing age, men and adolescents (girls-boys). 2. Enhanced organization and participation of communities and civil society groups in areas related to integrated maternal child health and development. 3. Improved implementation by municipal government of management models for integrated maternal and child health and development that contribute to gender equality.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2016 include: In its last year, the project is largely on track to achieve 87% of its targets. This includes improving access to services for pregnant women, strengthening adoption of healthy practices with regards to infant care, and increasing knowledge among adolescents on reproductive health and rights. The project targets 163,329 individuals as direct beneficiaries. Approximately 91% of women are now giving birth in the presence of a qualified health professional (baseline 74%, target 81%). The project has introduced water management committees in 81% of targeted communities (baseline 7%, target 75%). To date, 77% of families are producing nutritious, traditional foods (baseline 18%, target 85%). Through household brigade visits and training by community health agents, significant progress has been made in improving the ability of families (particularly mothers and adolescents) to recognize danger signs during pregnancy and birth. The introduction of early child development centres has helped raise awareness of the importance of nutrition and early stimulation for children in the targeted communities, which are largely indigenous communities in Chuquisaca and the Altiplano regions of La Paz, Oruro and Potosi. Child malnutrition was reduced from 25% to 19.5% in the project area (target 18.7%). The target for girls has been achieved; however there is a gap with respect to boys where there has been a reduction in chronic malnutrition from 31.1% to 25.1%. The goal is to reduce malnutrition for boys to 21.1% by the end of the project..


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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