High-Impact Intervention for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Reporting Organization:UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: January 26, 2012 - March 31, 2015
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mozambique - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (40 %)

Primary Health Care (30 %)

Nutrition (20 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (10 %)

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This Joint UN programme aims to contribute to the reduction of maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality nationally, with a particular focus in Zambezia Province. It aims to do so through: (i) technical assistance to improve policy, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation; (ii) provision of training and other inputs to expand health services and improve the quality of services provided; (iii) technical assistance to improve the ability of the Zambezia Provincial Directorate of Health to deliver on its mandate and provide services to its population; and (iv) social mobilisation in communities to increase the knowledge of and demand for quality health care as well as adopting infant feeding and appropriate hygiene practices.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 231,867
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240 Nurses trained
25 Maternal waiting homes built
5 Ambulances procured
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Expected results include an increase in the availability, demand and quality of preventive and curative services for adolescents, mothers and future mothers, pregnant women, newborns, and children . The project will also train more than 240 maternal, newborn and child health nurses and building 25 maternal waiting homes.

Progress and Results Achieved

Results achieved as of January 2014 in Zambezia province include: (1) the percentage of pregnant women who receive an insecticide-treated bed net during pre-natal consultation for prevention of malaria rose from 70% in 2010 to 97% by the end of 2013; (2) the percentage of youth tested for HIV/AIDS rose from 12% in 2012 to 76% by the end of 2013; (3) the total number of acceptors of new modern contraception methods has almost doubled from 122,817 users in 2011 to 231,627 in 2013; (4) the proportion of children immunized in hard-to-reach communities through outreach sessions rose from 14% in 2011 to 18% in 2013; (5) all 17 districts in the province have at least 80% of children immunized against diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus, compared to only 13 districts in 2011; and (6) five ambulances have been procured and are helping with the referral of patients.

These have contributed to an increase in the use of maternal health services in Zambezia province by women and youth with the percentage of deliveries in health facilities continuing to rise, from 55.5% in 2011 to 62.2% in 2013. This increase slightly reduces the gap between the province’s average and the national average (69%). As well, these efforts have contributed to an increase in the use of child health services in the province.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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