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

Community/sub-national

Cost

Budget(2009-2012)= US$667,757
Status: 
On-going

Start date:

January
2009

End date:

September
2013
Area: 
Urban
Place: 
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)
Delivery: 
Community-based
Hospital/clinic
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 (%): 
Missing
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.

Baseline: 
Conducted
Post-intervention: 

Midterm evaluation has been conducted and results are being analysed

Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups

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