Delivering Healthy Futures

Reporting Organization:The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 4,717,560
Timeframe: April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Bella Lam
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 4,717,560.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (15.00 %)

Newborn & Child Health (15.00 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (15.00 %)

Primary Health Care (10.00 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (30.00 %)

Gender Equality (15.00 %)

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Delivering Healthy Futures (DHF) is a maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) initiative implemented by the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ultimate outcome is to contribute towards the reduction of maternal and child mortality in the provinces of North Kivu and Maniema located in Eastern DRC. This was achieved through three expected outcomes: [a] enhancing the delivery of essential health services by health workers for mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five; [b] improving community members’ (women and men) practices in reproductive health and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene); and [c] increasing the use of health services by pregnant women, mothers and children. The project activities that support these outcomes include: training health care workers on MNCH related themes; developing vaccination plans for the health centres; sensitizing community members on the importance of accessing services at the health centres, with a focus on pre and post-natal care for pregnant women; constructing new maternity wards and WASH facilities at the health centres; using mobile clinics to reach remote communities; and equipping the health centres with medicines and materials.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Under-5 children
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 118,804
Total Indirect Population: 88,000
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1,111 Training
3,385 Training
1,211 Sensitization
1,231 Sensitization
2,632 Construction and equipping of maternity wards
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

[1] Improved delivery of essential health services by health care workers for mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five in 20 health centres

[2] Improved practices in reproductive health and WASH by community members including women, men, families, and community volunteers in 20 health areas

[3] Improved utilization of essential health services by mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five in 20 health areas

Achieved Results

Cumulative projects results achieved include:

• 12,859 children 0-11 months fully immunized, including DPT3, measles and pneumoocccal vaccinations

• 16,472 new cases adopting family planning methods

• 99.4% of mothers received postnatal care within 2 days of childbirth

• 20/20 health centers implementing vaccination microplans

• 100% of trained health care workers with increased knowledge in 1) reproductive health, family planning and management tools 2)in early childhood health and disease prevention methods, safe pregnancy, delivery and motherhood

• 7/7 targeted health areas with access to functional and equipped maternity wards

• 225 (30 women) health cafre workers trained in reproductive health and family planning management tools

• 20 updated vaccination microplans produced and implemented

• 175 (30 women) health workers trained in early childhood, health and disease prevention, WASH

• 271,162 community members sensitized about reproductive health, family planning tools, WASH


SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of health care service providers trained in SRHR services
MNCH-related indicators
  • %/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
  • %/total of sick children under 5 receiving treatment for malaria, pneumonia, or diarrhea
  • %/total of infants (0-5 months) who are fed exclusively with breast milk
  • %/total of health workers (male/female) trained and using their learned skills
  • # of health facilities equipped with maternal and newborn child health, or sexual and reproductive health equipment
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 3.2.1 Under‑5 mortality rate
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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