Integrated Management of Maternal and Child Health in Artibonite (PRISMA 1)

Reporting Organization:Sante Monde (formerly Centre de cooperation internationale en sante et developpement (CCISD))
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 5,000,000
Timeframe: March 22, 2011 - July 1, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Sante Monde (formerly Centre de cooperation internationale en sante et developpement (CCISD))

Participating Organizations

  • Government and Public Sector

    • Global Affairs Canada
    • Government of Haiti - Departmental Health Directorate
    • Government of Haiti - Ministry of Status of Women and Women's Rights

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

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

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (22 %)

Primary Health Care (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (5 %)

WASH (3 %)

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This project aims to improve maternal, newborn, and child health services for up to 260,000 women and 140,500 children in Artibonite province. It supports the rehabilitation of nine maternity clinics and seven community health centres and includes repairing infrastructure, installing equipment, and providing staff training. Five of the maternity clinics offer basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care. The other four offer a higher level of care, including caesarean sections and blood transfusions. The community clinics offer basic services for children under five years of age in remote rural areas, including routine vaccinations, vitamin A distribution, growth monitoring, oral rehydration therapy, and deworming. The project supports 40 water and sanitation initiatives that aim to prevent the spread of diseases such as cholera and improve coordination and referrals between community and province-wide service providers. This project is part of Canada’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment. This project has two components. It has been divided for administrative reasons.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 400,500
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40 Water and sanitation initiatives supported
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

1. Health institutions supported by the project will offer quality services that meet the needs of women and children under five.

2. Increase community mobilization around the fight against maternal and child mortality in particular, but also for hygiene, water, sanitation and the empowerment of women.

3. Departmental coordination mechanism facilitates the delivery of more effective treatments by health institutions.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (September 2015) include the following: (1) health care institutions developed their own resource management plans which were integrated as part of the regular operating and reporting systems of the Ministry of Health in the Artibonite Department; (2) the funded health care institutions were supplied with the equipment required for basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) clinics; (3) at the community level, 138 multi-service community health officers were trained and played a critical role in raising awareness of the issues and the availability of maternal, newborn and child health services in funded health care institutions; (4) approximately one third of these workers were appointed to the public service by the Ministry of Public Health and Population, with their salaries paid by the Government of Haiti. This is considered a success story for Haiti; (5) the project directly educated 81,254 persons (54,078 women and 27,176 men) about women’s rights and maternal, newborn and child health. All these efforts contributed to a more than 20% increase in the number of deliveries performed in funded EmONC clinics. The percentage of pregnant women in Artibonite benefiting from at least three prenatal visits increased from 19% to 34%.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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