|Reporting Organization:||Government of Honduras - Ministry of Finance|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 18,800,000|
|Timeframe:||April 29, 2011 - April 27, 2018|
|Honduras - $ 18,800,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Infectious & Communicable Diseases (100 %)|
The goal of the project is to improve the health conditions of the rural population at risk of vector-transmitted diseases through support to the Honduran National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Chagas Disease and Leishmaniasis. The purpose is to support reduction or elimination of the transmission of Chagas and Leishmaniasis diseases and to facilitate access to necessary treatment for vulnerable, priority populations. In coordination with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), CIDA provides technical and financial support to the Honduran Ministry of Health in the implementation of its Strategy, while at the same time, it develops the Ministry’s institutional capacity to manage its vector-borne disease programs as a whole.
|Gender and age:||Unspecified|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
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Results achieved by the Honduran Ministry of Health with the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors as of March 2016 include: (1) 259,519 houses were sprayed to eliminate insects; (2) 666 communities implemented surveillance systems; (3) 11,886 pregnant women in high endemic areas for Chagas disease were screened; (4) no reported infestation of the Rhodnius prolixus vector, marking it the fifth consecutive year of being free of this vector in the country; (5) 100% of blood at public (hospital) blood banks and at private banks were tested. These results contributed to reducing the incidence of endemic forms of Chagas disease from 0.85% in 2011 to 0.22% in 2015 in the targeted districts of the project.
The technical assistance component of this project started its activities in 2015 and aims to accompany the Honduran Ministry of Health in the delivery of quality health services to Honduran citizens. Results achieved as of March 2016 include: (1) technical support allowed for the revision and development of four internationally-funded projects and the uploading of planning and budgetary information for fiscal year 2016 of all 16 international cooperation projects currently managed by the Ministry of Health; (2) support was delivered to harmonize and validate the Ministry of Health’s Gender Equality Policy; (3) support enabled the use of cloud-based data gathering tools; and (4) introduced Ministry of Health procurement staff to concepts related to procurement planning, ethics, procurement of goods, and procurement of consultancy services.