To improve the functionality of primary health care units, reducing health inequalities, and increasing domestic financing for health to sustain and accelerate the pace of improvement in adolescent, maternal and child health in Ethiopia. This will be achieved through the Sustainable Development Goals Performance Fund, which will provide essential medicines, and improve the readiness of primary health care units and skills of primary health care staff to provide quality health services. The programme will also provide technical assistance for effective implementation of the National Health Financing Strategy to increase domestic financing for health, refine and scale-up the Ethiopian Health Insurance systems, and to develop and implement a Public Private Partnership Strategy to improve health outcomes.
To provide a government led effective health system that will deliver improved access to quality health services across eight states in South Sudan with a specific focus on reducing maternal and child mortality. The Health Pooled Fund (HPF3) will reduce maternal and under-five mortality rates in South Sudan, through (i) the delivery of a basic package of health and nutrition services; (ii) promoting community engagement in health as a public good and (iii) supporting local health systems stabilisation.
To improve maternal and newborn child health in Northern Nigeria through increased skilled birth attendance, antenatal care attendance, immunisation rates, newborns receiving low-cost, live-saving interventions, and pregnant women and children protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This will save the lives of 60,000 children, 42,000 newborns and 2,000 pregnant women in the six programme states; and provide 6.3 million high quality MNCH services to women and children of Northern Nigeria. This contributes toward MDG 4 and 5 by reducing maternal and child mortality; improve health system coordination through health sector planning and financing and improve demand for and access to high quality health services by 2019.”
To improve the health system in Ghana, by providing the Ministry of Health and its agencies with financial aid, materials, goods and technical assistance. This support will improve coverage and quality of primary care services and create a sustainable health system, supporting Ghana to reduce child and maternal mortality and make progress towards universal health coverage.
To improve nutrition by providing treatment of malnutrition, including community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), vitamin A supplementation and deworming, and promotion of improved infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. This will benefit 6.2 million children under five across five states (Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe) in northern Nigeria. This will reduce the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight by at least 4% over the 6 year period. This will contribute towards our MDGs targets by achieving a 43% reduction in childhood mortality (220/1000 live births to 125/1000 live births) in Nigeria.
Improve the quality and quantity of female health workers in northern Nigeria.
To improve reproductive maternal and child health (RMCH) outcomes in Mozambique by strengthening community and institutional systems. This contributes toward the Family Planning 2020 objectives
The project will contribute to the global goal of healthy lives and well-being for all and the manifesto commitment on family planning. It will develop competent and accredited midwives in the private sector. It will also professionalise midwifery in Bangladesh through building capacity and system strengthening. Almost 5500 midwives will be graduated under this project.
To provide an additional 800,000 girls and women with quality family planning services including after giving birth and as part of post abortion care.
The UK will invest £97m over five years to develop the Burma-UK Healthcare Partnership. The partnership will: involve UK health Institutions to develop skills-based medical education, training and accreditation in Burma, together with support to related reforms to strengthen health systems; combat global health threats through stemming the spread of drug-resistant malaria and drug-resistant tuberculosis; and improve health care in conflict-affected ethnic areas as part of the UK’s peace-building support. The partnership will contribute to UK commitments to improve access to family planning, nutrition interventions and to effective treatment of malaria.