Support to the National Survey on Maternal and Child Health

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,500,000
Timeframe: March 13, 2014 - June 30, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Guatemala - $ 1,500,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (100 %)

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The project aims to support the 6th National Survey on Maternal and Child Health in Guatemala, a key tool to influence decision-makers and support the formulation and monitoring of food security policies, programs and budgets by the government and donors. Guatemala’s Ministry of Health and the National Statistics Institute lead the survey, with the technical support of UNICEF. Project activities include: (1) sharing information and analysis on food and nutrition security concerning children under five and men and women of reproductive age; (2) gathering information from women, men and households on their health and nutritional status, levels of mortality, fertility and reproductive patterns to highlight inequalities and determining factors, such as sex, age, location, urban-rural settlement, ethnicity, and education levels; and (3) supporting the Government of Guatemala to account to its citizens on the performance of the Zero Hunger Pact.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: improved monitoring and decision making on maternal and child health, food security and nutrition programming by public authorities based on comprehensive and accurate statistics with sex and age disaggregated data.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2016 include: (1) the National Survey on Maternal and Child Health team publicly presented a report on Basic Indicators that analysed 15 indicators directly related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) with the support of Canada, UNICEF and other donors (United States Agency for International Development, Sweden and Spain); and (2) the results from the report on Basic Indicators revealed that Guatemala has achieved the MDG goals in the reduction of under-five mortality rate, and showed that the country has made important progress toward the reduction of the under-one mortality rate, as well as important progress toward universal access to reproductive health; (4) the national survey has been important for the newly elected government that took office in January 2016, as it provides reliable and relevant information in order to coordinate and evaluate national policies, plans, budgets and strategies, mainly those related to maternal, newborn and child health, food security and nutrition.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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