Scaling Up Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) in Guatemala 2016 – 2020

Reporting Organization:Tula Foundation
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,300,000
Timeframe: March 10, 2016 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Dr. Christy Gombay
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Tula Foundation

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Guatemala - $ 10,300,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

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

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (25 %)

Primary Health Care (25 %)

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Tula Foundation’s Scaling-Up MNCH in Guatemala project will contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Guatemala by strengthening essential health systems in priority regions and promoting accountability for results through increased collection, dissemination, and use of community-level health data by health professionals, community health workers, health authorities, and MNCH stakeholders in Guatemala. Project activities focus upon reinforcing the expansion of a community eHealth system and the deployment of distance education programs for health personnel for strengthening the delivery of MNCH and nutrition health services at the primary health level. The project will be implemented in four priority departments; Alta Verapaz, Huehuetenango, El Quiché, and Sololà.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Rural Local minority groups Indigenous
Total Direct Population: 1,600,000
Total Indirect Population: 1,800,000
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Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

In December 2018, the community eHealth system had been expanded to the four target departments. This includes a distance education training network for community health workers and health personnel in rural communities, and a smartphone-based communication network to support the delivery of health services.


SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of health care service providers trained in SRHR services
  • # of women and girls (age) provided with access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern methods of contraception
MNCH-related indicators
  • # of district/health facilities that use sex disaggregated data to inform health service delivery
  • # of health facilities equipped with maternal and newborn child health, or sexual and reproductive health equipment
  • # of health facilities that provide gender-responsive family-planning services
  • %/total of health workers (male/female) trained and using their learned skills
  • %/total of mothers, and %/total of babies, who received postnatal care within two days of childbirth
  • %/total of women attended at least four times during pregnancy by any provider for reasons related to the pregnancy
SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.1.1 Maternal mortality ratio
  • SDG 3.2.1 Under‑5 mortality rate
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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