Improving Community Health and Food Security

Reporting Organization:The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 8,107,001
Timeframe: March 23, 2012 - June 30, 2017
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mozambique - $ 2,837,450.35 (35.00%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 2,837,450.35 (35.00%)

Burundi - $ 2,432,100.30 (30.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (38.5 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (35.25 %)

Nutrition (26.25 %)

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This project aims to improve the health of people living in 251 rural villages in Mozambique, Tanzania and Burundi by increasing their access to primary health care and clean water, promoting good health habits, and improving the agricultural yield of smallholder farmers. Most illnesses and deaths in the project villages are due to preventable diseases, lack of access to trained health workers and lack of access to clean water and adequate food. The project therefore seeks to increase the number of community health workers, provide bicycle ambulances to remote villages, build or expand basic health infrastructure where most needed, and enhance access to clean water by refurbishing old wells and building new ones. The project also educates women, men and children on sexual reproductive health, proper nutrition and sanitation, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, and gender issues, and trains both women and men farmers on best practices in sustainable agriculture. The project is implemented with local partners in each country: the Anglican Diocese of Bujumbura in Burundi, EHALE in Mozambique, and the Anglican Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include : (i) increased number of women, men and children seeking, having access to, and receiving equitable and gender-sensitive health services such as maternal and child health, vaccinations, nutrition; (ii) increased food production and improved nutrition; and (iii) increased community access to basic human needs such as clean water and health services.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2015 include: (1) 2,550 people trained as community health workers; health-related information provided to 792,401 people; (2); 109,425 people participated in community education sessions addressing issues of HIV/AIDS, reproductive and sexual health, nutrition and sanitation; (3) bicycle and motorcycle ambulances distributed in 200 communities and 9 expectant mothers’ houses constructed; (4) access to clean drinking water provided to 65,285 people; and (5) 10,752 farmers have learned how to grow food in a sustainable way and many of them have improved yield on their farms. These have contributed to increase access to health services, food security and basic needs such as clean water.

In Burundi, the percentage of women delivering their babies in local clinics or hospitals has increased from 40% to 91%; the percentage of child malnutrition has decreased to 3.7% which surpasses the end of project target of 5%; 87 farmers’ groups have increased their food production and the food security of these households has increased from 7 to 8 months per year; 30,000 people now have access to potable water, which represents an increase of 25,000 people from the beginning of the project.

In Mozambique, 89% of pregnant women had more than 3 pre-natal consultations, which exceeds the end of project target by 29%; the child mortality rate decreased by 20% and has exceeded the end of project target by 10%; 90% of the children in targeted areas have completed their vaccination schedule, which represents a 30% increase since the beginning of the project; 100% of the women referred to clinics or hospital by community health workers for pre-natal care have been tested for HIV/AIDS; 2,337 farmers have increased their food production and 1,721of them have planted vegetable gardens.

In Tanzania, 90% of pregnant women were assisted by a trained health professional during delivery, which exceeds the end of project target by 30%; The number of children who attended and received health services at clinics has increased from 5,763 children at the beginning of the project to 14,247 in 2014-15; the percentage of severely underweight and stunted children under five was reduced from 17.5% to 1.5% and has exceeded the end of project target by 3.5%; 55% of farmers participating in the project have increased their production and crop diversity; and as a result of the recent construction of 6 wells, 35,285 people now have access to potable water.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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