World Vision International
publication • Wednesday, February 8th 2017

East Africa Maternal Newborn Child Health Project - Final Report

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The East Africa Maternal Newborn Child Health project (EAMNeCH) was implemented in four health‐vulnerable contexts in the County of Kilifi in Kenya, Kitgum District in Uganda, Gicumbi District in Rwanda and Kilindi District in Tanzania. It aimed to improve maternal, newborn and child survival by boosting the quality, supply, and community demand for health services; promoting the adoption of positive health, hygiene and nutrition practices for mothers and children; and contributing to a more favourable policy environment across the region. These aims have been achieved by working with marginalised people, strengthening health systems, encouraging
behaviour change, building community advocacy and influencing policy. This $8.9M project was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) from July 2011 through to June 2016.
 
Watch a related video about the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Kitgum: http://www.wvi.org/maternal-newborn-and-child-health/video/mother-and-baby-friendly-hospital-initiative-world-vision