The new grant financing of nearly
The project will target a total of 12 health districts in five regions: Batha, Guera, Logone Oriental, Mandoul and Tandjile, which are home to a total of over 2 million people, and have very weak maternal and child health indicators.
Every year, over 400,000 women ready for motherhood and approximately 65,000 infants are expected to benefit from better health services under this project with access to essential services such as antenatal care during pregnancy, deliveries assisted by skilled health personnel, and complete immunization for infants (including vaccines for diseases such as polio, tuberculosis, and diphtheria).
The project will also help build capacity in
"Pregnancies are generally life-threatening for women in
"With its focus on results and performance, this project will improve women's access to lifesaving health services for themselves, their children and families. It will not only help strengthen
The project will support health facilities based on the quantity and quality of maternal and child health services delivered to the targeted population. Facilities located in remote areas will receive additional bonuses. Non-governmental organizations will play an important role by serving as purchasing and verification agents. In particular, they will verify service quality.
"This "performance-based financing (PBF)" approach, which incentivizes health facilities to deliver quality health services, has already been piloted in
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