Health services for women and girls in Haïti

Reporting Organization:UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 5,000,000
Timeframe: March 20, 2013 - August 1, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 5,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (50 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (25 %)

Health Promotion & Education (20 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (5 %)

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This project supports the rebuilding of the National School of Midwifery and the construction of a maternity clinic. The project includes training professional midwives and Haitian management and health personnel. The maternity clinic will have two qualified midwives and will offer services such as emergency neonatal and obstetric care, family planning services, services for preventing and screening HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, and services for victims of sexual violence. The project aims to offer some 230,000 women and girls who were victims of the earthquake, including 25,000 pregnant women, greater access to neonatal and obstetric preventive and emergency services. The project activities aim to 1) build a National School of Midwifery to train qualified midwives; 2) work with the Ministère de la Santé publique et de la Population (MSPP) and project partners to develop a new curriculum based on international standards to train midwives; and 3) build and equip a maternity clinic with an emphasis on emergency neonatal and obstetric care. This project is part of Canada’s maternal, newborn and child health commitment.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Urban
Total Direct Population: 230,048
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1 Institute built
2 Partnership for internships developed
41 Train the trainers completed
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate results for this project include the following: 1) Haitian midwives receive quality training, equally accessible to women and men, aligned with the expectations/needs in obstetric/neonatal care and in family planning, taking into consideration the rights of women and girls; 2) the use of obstetric/neonatal care in Haiti has increased for populations served by the maternity clinic built.

Achieved Results

Results achieved by this project, which ended in July 2018, include the following: 1) reconstruction of the Institut supérieur national de formation des sages-femmes (INSFSF) was completed; 2) construction of the Massaïde maternity clinic was completed; 3) curriculum support: two partnerships were created for work placements with university hospitals in Nantes and Suresnes, resulting in 25 weeks of exchanges (21 in France and 4 in Haiti); 4) capacity building with seven members of the supervisory and teaching staff; 5) more than 40 teachers received training on teaching midwifery practices using a competency-based approach; 6) partnerships with the Association Actions Santé Femmes, the Nantes university hospital and the Foch hospital in Suresnes have been developed to build the capacities of the INSFSF’s managerial and teaching team; 7) INSFSF welcomed 4 waves of 40 midwives, meaning 160 registrations; and 8) training in sexual and reproductive health, including gender-based violence, was offered to 160 graduates.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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