Project/Programme Name
Nom du projet/programme

Pakur Mother and Child Survival Project

Lead Organization
Organisation principal

Healthbridge Foundation of Canada

Période de temps

2011 > 2012

India / Inde

External Partners / Les partenaires extérieurs

Funding / Financement

themes / thèmes

Methodology / Méthodologie

The current project is working to bridge gaps in the current health infrastructure by addressing weaknesses at both the supply and demand sides of the healthcare system. From the supply side, it is working in synergy with the government at state and local levels to enhance the reach and effectiveness of services being delivered under the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). From the demand side, the project is raising awareness amongst the local population to promote the use of preventative practices and care-seeking behaviour. Recognizing that women often do not have the freedom to seek health care, the project is also engaging men and mothers-in law to encourage shared decision making at the household level about MNCH practices.

Objectives / Objectifs

The overall objective is to improve the maternal and child health status through increased access to and usage of maternal and child health services in Pakur district of Jharkhand state, India. The specific objectives are to:

  1. To improve the delivery of health programs and services by addressing weaknesses at both the supply and demand sides of the maternal, newborn and child health system.
  2. To increase shared decision-making at the household level about maternal, newborn and child health practices.

Outcomes / Résultats

Expected outcomes:

  1. Increased capacity of government health officials at the state and local levels to design and deliver effective and gender-sensitive maternal, newborn and child health services (MNCH)
  2. Increased access to MNCH services for women and children
  3. Increased knowledge of proper MNCH practices amongst women and men
  4. Increased inter-spousal communication and shared decision making about MNCH practices at the household level


Expected Impact: Increased use of MNCH services by women and children 0-23 months. This includes antenatal and postnatal care, skilled attendant at birth, immunization, vitamin A supplementation, insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and treatment for childhood illness (diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia).

Annual Budget / Budget annuel

More than $500,000

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