Increased Maternal and Child Health Access

Reporting Organization:The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 457,257
Timeframe: December 6, 2011 - July 31, 2015
Status: Completion
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

Bangladesh - $ 457,257.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (60 %)

Nutrition (20 %)

Primary Health Care (20 %)

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The project aims to improve health among mothers, newborns and children under the age of five in 130 Bangladeshi villages. Using a community-based approach, the project provides training for 650 traditional birth attendants, establishes 35 village-level maternal and child health centres, and improves access to basic health services for local mothers. Through this project, 63,000 women and mothers, and 94,500 children under five are expected to have, for the first time, regular access to basic prenatal and postnatal care, basic health care, and trained birth attendants. Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is working in partnership with local partner Policy Research for Development Alternative (UBINIG) on this project. 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: Rural
Total Direct Population: 504,624
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10 Water Medical Transport
35 Health Centre built
35 Medical Transport
586504 Servide delivery
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2015) include: (1) 35 village-level maternal and child health centres were built in 15 districts and are being used; (2) 35 tricycle ambulances and ten boat ambulances were built and are being used; (3) 664 traditional birth attendants who are active in their respective communities were trained and have referred 1,652 pregnant women (representing 20% of pregnant women in the project area) to hospital; (4) 83% of the 20,929 mothers who participated in workshops on maternal and child health are now able to report at least two known danger signs during pregnancy; and (5) 3,796 men participated in information sessions on women’s health issues, and 48% of these men are now able to report at least two issues related to women’s health.

As a result, 586,504 consultations, including those of 302,927 women of reproductive health and 174,656 children of age under five, were done at the village-level maternal and child health centres. 82% of women in the project areas who gave birth were assisted by a trained birth attendant.

The village level maternal and child health centers’ registers indicate that the project is now serving women from at least 364 villages, which represents 234 over the original target of 130 villages. This is indicating a high level of satisfaction among community members.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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