Supporting Essential Maternal and Child Health Services in Benin and Togo

Reporting Organization:Global Aid Network
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,647,689
Timeframe: March 29, 2016 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Global Aid Network

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Benin - $ 2,407,474.74 (66.00%)

Togo - $ 1,240,214.26 (34.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (49.9 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (50.1 %)

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The project focuses on the delivery of multiple and complementary interventions to support and build up the infrastructure, training, and sustainability of essential health services particularly relating to maternal and child health at the level of multiple rural communities across Benin and Togo. The project comprises a concentric health clinic model seeking to improve: (i) access to clean water; (ii) training in healthy practices and gender equality; and (iii) maternal, newbord and child health (MNCH) across nutrition, clinical prevention and disease management domains. The beneficiaries are mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five. Other direct beneficiaries include clinic workers equipped and trained, other women villagers involved in leadership opportunities, and all villagers through equitable access to an environmentally sustained clean water source and training in healthy practices. GAIN Canada works closely alongside GAIN Bénin, GAIN Togo, Alliance de santé communautaire Canada Bénin (ASCCB) and Vision, initiative et engagement pour la santé (VIES) in order to implement this project.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 240,612
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcome impacting mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five include: i) improving availability and utilization of essential health services, through clean drinking water, training, improving antenatal care, and advancing MNCH and WASH through the training of clinic workers and by using active community networks; and (ii) increasing absorption and consumption of nutritious foods, nutrition counselling, new healthy practices supported by Family Health champions, and sanitation and hygiene training.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) an increase of 79% (the target is 80%) from the baseline of the number of men, women and children using improved water sources; (2) a 17% increase in visits to the clinic by women for prenatal care (the end target is 20%); (3) 96% of men (39% at baseline) and 93% of women (42% at baseline) are now using water, sanitation and hygiene resources in villages and health clinics, exceeding the end target of 90%; (4) over 90% of men and women reported they feel they are using safe drinking water all or most of the time, compared to the baseline of 35% for men and 40% for women; (5) there was a 40% reduction in the incidence of diarrhea in mothers and children under 5, compared to the target of 15%; (6) the knowledge, skills and capacity of health workers was improved, as evidenced by a 85% pass rate in post-training evaluations, compared to 43% in pre-training evaluations; and (7) 240,612 villagers (exceeding the original target of 167,500 villagers by 30%), of which 80% are women and children, now have access to clean water in 265 communities (the target is 279) in Togo and Benin.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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