Action - Integrated Malnutrition, HIV/AIDS & TB (IMHAT) Prevention and Control Project - Breastfeeding promotion and/or counselling - Women of reproductive age (WRA)

Programme: Integrated Malnutrition, HIV/AIDS & TB (IMHAT) Prevention and Control Project

Programme description

The goal of the IMHAT Project is to contribute to the reduction and prevention of malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, TB and thereby contribute to reduction of child mortality rates in the Nadowli, Kintampo South and Tolon-Kumbungu districts. The specifc objectives of the project include the following: 1.Improved quality of diet for children under-five years and families 2.Improved access to essential health services and a healthy environment 3. Improved household food security 4. Strengthen capacity of World Vision, communities and partner institutions to implement programs to address malnutrition, health(including HIV/TB) and food security issues.

Programme type



Budget(2009-2012)= US$667,757

Start date:


End date:

Nadowli, Tolon-Kumbungu, and Kintampo South districts respectively in the Upper West, Northern and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana
Target group: 
Women of reproductive age (WRA)
Primary health care center
Implementation details : 

1. Train health 69 staff in lactation management, including HIV in relation to breastfeeding; 2. Support the formation of 95 mother-to-mother support groups and men’s groups; 3. Support assessment and designation of 6 facilities as Baby Friendly Health Institutions (BFHI); 4. Support follow up of HIV infected mothers through mother-to-support groups and CBSV to maintain exclusive breastfeeding and monitor nutritional status and growth of the infants; 5. Train HIV infected mothers on breastfeeding techniques to decrease risk of breat inflammation that may increase HIV transmission; 6. Intensify nutrition and health education at facility and community levels monthly

Target population size : 
79 communities with a total population of 77, 780 children under-five years of age and 19,445 pregnant women living in an area with a population of 388, 902 people and an estimated 64,817 households are benefiting from project interventions.
Coverage level (%): 
Outcome indicator(s): 

% of children 0-6 exclusively breastfed in the previous 24 hours. % of infants fed mothers' milk within 1hour after birth % ofchildren(12-23mos) exclusively breastfed for 6 months

M&E system: 

Key performance indicators were baselined to establish coverage at the beginning of the project. Monitoring of project interventions are conducted monthly. Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports(narrative and financial) are collated to inform management decisions. These reports are shared with key stakeholders. Midterm and endterm project evalutions will be conducted.


Midterm evaluation has been conducted and results are being analysed

Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups


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