Through this second phase of the ‘Project for Integrated Management of Maternal and Child Health in Artibonite’, otherwise known as PRISMA, CCISD is able to strengthen its activities aiming to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services in Haiti.
PRISMA’s first phase, implemented from 2011 to 2016, has helped achieve substantial progress with regards to increasing utilization and provision of health services that are adapted to the needs of mothers and children of five communes of Artibonite. With a budget of over 20 million dollars and an approach that subscribes to national results-based financing (RBF) guidelines, this project allows CCISD to consolidate what has been achieved, while broadening its interventions to three more communes. In 2018, the international organization One Drop provided a financial contribution of CA $2.688.000 to support the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) components of the project.
Just like its predecessor, PRISMA 2 makes the best of an integrated approach to health and provides support to three essential components: public health institutions, health facilities and communities.
This new phase will contribute to strengthening governance in terms of RMNCH management, as well as improving Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) and sexual and reproductive health services, while supporting the community management of RMNCH and integrating two essential cross-cutting themes: gender equity and environment.
All in all, it is estimated that close to 68,000 under-five children and 150,000 women of childbearing age, including 85,000 girls aged 15 to 24 and 14,000 women likely to be pregnant, will benefit directly from the services offered in the PRISMA-supported health facilities.