Strengthening the health system and actors in the North-West to face malnutrition (FORSNUT)

Reporting Organization:Doctors of the World - Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,705,743
Timeframe: January 1, 2019 - April 30, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Martine Bernier
[email protected]

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 - $ 2,705,743.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (100 %)

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The action’s objective is to combat overall malnutrition in the NW by strengthening the capacity of the players (communities and state institutions) for taking action on the direct and underlying causes of malnutrition. The resilience aimed for in the project refers to the players’ capacity to prevent malnutrition when confronted with life’s shocks and challenges, to promote day-to-day health, and to mobilize individually and collectively. To achieve this, the health structure is central to the action, closest to the pockets of malnutrition and the recipients in its service area: in close collaboration among community players (which will be monitored by the VCHWs), and institutional players (deconcentrated and decentralized authorities). The action aims to decompartmentalize the sectors by adopting a holistic, integrated approach to health (in connection with IMCI, IMS, HSS) and the SAN. Lastly, the approach aims to ensure the continuity of the dynamics established, through gradual processes of empowerment, behaviour changes, and accountability.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Under-5 children
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 174,720
Total Indirect Population: 455,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Overall objective: To help reduce the prevalence of overall malnutrition among children under the age of five and women of child-bearing age in the North-West department by 2022. Specific objective: To strengthen the resilience of the North-West health care system and players for dealing with global acute malnutrition. Output 1: Community players’ capacity is strengthened in coordination, malnutrition prevention, and the promoting of healthy behaviours in and mother and child nutrition and health. Output 2: Integrated management of malnourished children under age five and PBFW is available and effective in the health care services. Output 3: Health system in the North-West strengthened through better management and organization of the health structures and departmental health institutions, in coordination with the other sectors. Output 4. Practices and experiences are capitalized, analyzed and disseminated.

Achieved Results



SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.2.1 Under‑5 mortality rate
MNCH-related indicators
  • %/total of infants (0-5 months) who are fed exclusively with breast milk
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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