The USAID Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby Activity

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The primary goal of the USAID Healthy Mother Healthy Baby activity is to improve the nutritional status and prevent morbidity and mortality of mothers and children under two as well as improve the quality and availability of lifesaving, evidence-based health interventions for women and children in the Feed the Future’s geographic area in Khatlon province.  

OBJECTIVES

The overall performance objectives to reach this goal include: 1) scale up and institutionalize quality health and nutrition services to mothers, newborns, and children; 2) support the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement and national strategies; 3) utilize social and behavior change to improve nutrition, and maternal and child health.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The five-year activity (October 2020 – September 2025) will make sustainable improvements in the ability of the Government of Tajikistan  health system to deliver quality maternal and child health and nutrition services by building the technical capacity, leadership, management, and policy reform potential of Tajikistan Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population and other health institutions and communities. The end result will be improved quality of health and nutrition services for mothers and children under two in the Feed the Future’s geographic area. The activity will improve water/hygiene/sanitation behaviors during the first “1000 days” to improve maternal and child health and nutrition practices. It will strengthen the health system by coordinating the Scaling up Nutrition Movement and leading Food Fortification efforts, plus other maternal and child health and nutrition related multi-sectoral activities.

The implementation areas are Balkhi, Dusti, Jaihun, Jomi, Khuroson, Kushoniyon, Levakant, Nosiri Khisrav, Qubodiyon, Shahritus, Vakhsh, Yovon districts.

EXPECTED RESULTS

The USAID Healthy Mother Healthy Baby Activity will increase availability and access to high quality maternal and child health and nutrition services and commodities, as well as improve professional and institutional capacity, and system ability to manage maternal and child health and nutrition programs. Increased political will and resources for maternal and child health and nutrition, stakeholder engagement around national maternal and child health and nutrition goals to include stronger linkages between all levels of health services, and strengthened coordinated multi-sectoral programming among stakeholders are also expected as a result of this Activity. By the completion of the Activity, it will also improve social and behavior change strategies and approaches for maternal and child health and nutrition. The Activity will introduce innovations and creative approaches to change social norms around selected high-impact maternal and child health and nutrition behaviors and strengthen linkages between community and primary health facilities.

PROJECT DURATION                                    

October 2020 – September 2025                             

BUDGET                                                                      

$17,329,339

IMPLEMENTING ORGANIZATION            

Abt Associates, Inc.

CONTACTS                                            

Malika Makhkambaeva, USAID/Tajikistan                                                                              

Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) 

E-mail: mmakhkambaeva@usaid.gov

   

Last updated: December 09, 2020

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