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【2 October】Keeping children and mothers alive and healthy: funding from Japan Strengthens Maternal and Child Health Services in 4 provinces of Burundi

BUJUMBURA, 02 October 2018 – The Government of Japan has granted $ 3,464,570 to UNICEF Burundi to improve the health care of Burundian mothers and children in four provinces namely Cankuzo, Kirundo, Ngozi and Rutana.

With these funds, Burundi and its partners will strengthen and equip health facilities to provide maternal, neonatal and better maternity care services. Through this project, the monitoring of pregnant women, newborns and children will be improved at the community level.

Birth registration and children's access to their rights and medical care will be improved through the appropriate use of the maternal and child health records. Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) activities will be strengthened in these four provinces for children under five, including newborns.

The activities of this project will enable 55 health centers to acquire equipment to provide better maternal and neonatal health services. The communities of the 27 communes covered by this project will be made aware of the importance of child birth registration for civil participation and the recording of vital statistics. To protect pregnant women and their babies at birth, obstetric and neonatal care will be provided. In two provinces of the project area, integrated community-based disease-management activities for children under five will be organized.

The 2017 Service Readiness and Readiness Assessment, revealed that only 26% of health facilities have basic equipment recommended by WHO, like thermometers, stethoscopes, child scaling board (to measure height), sphygmomanometers and lighted delivery rooms, etc. Essential drugs, as identified by WHO for all levels of the health system, have an availability rate of about 50%, yet only 6% of health facilities can provide all the essential drugs required for maternal, neonatal, infants and adolescents.

In this context, this gift from the Japanese Government responds to the need to strengthen the quality of care for mothers, newborns and children under five, which are one of its main priorities. The beneficiaries of this support will be 150,000 pregnant women, 500,000 children under five, including 130,000 newborns, on a yearly basis for three years.

This project was developed as a result of the experiences of the projects already accomplished including the "Project of Capacity Building of Health Personnel of the Health Provinces in Support of Maternal and Infant Care (2013 - 2018)", which was implemented by the Ministry of Health with JICA support. The project included training on the provision of essential obstetric and neonatal care, introduction and dissemination of the KAIZEN-Technical Quality Management approach, as well as improving Health Booklet coverage. Together these interventions have contributed to the reduction of the maternal mortality rate and the promotion of Universal Health Coverage in the provinces of Gitega and Mwaro.

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