Maternal Health Care in Cité Soleil

Reporting Organization:Doctors of the World - Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 500,000
Timeframe: March 25, 2010 - July 31, 2012
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Doctors of the World - Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 500,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (50 %)

Health Promotion & Education (30 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (10 %)

Sexual Health & Rights (10 %)

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The project aims to improve access to quality health care, and to establish a maternal health clinic at the Centre de Santé Fontaine in Cité Soleil. In particular, it aims to reduce barriers faced by women of childbearing age in accessing health services; to strengthen the capacity of the existing health system; to reduce the risk of mortality; and to contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: 28,958
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2012) include: 1,222 training sessions have been provided on family planning and the importance of professional health care during pregnancy and institutional childbirth; individual family planning counselling sessions have been conducted with 18,766 women of child-bearing age, allowing them to make informed choices about family planning methods; 1,792 women have been referred to the local hospital to access family planning methods; over 8,400 pregnant women have received prenatal consultations, of which 5, 757 received their first prenatal consultation; 471 at-risk pregnancies have been referred to a local hospital; 65 HIV-positive pregnant women who enrolled in a program to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child adopted family planning methods for use following their pregnancy. These results are contributing to reducing maternal mortality and improving sexual and reproductive health in Cité Soleil.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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