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The First 1,000 days. Ensuring Quality Maternal, neonatal and child health care services for mothers and children in Cabo Delgado Province




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 1,800,000
€ 1,800,000


With the overall objective of contributing to reducing the burden of maternal neonatal and child mortality in Cabo Delgado Province, the project will be targeting two of the most underserved districts in the region, namely Montepuez (216,000) and Balama (180,000) and their health care network composed of the Rural Hospital of Montepuez, the network of 18 health care centers and respective communities in their catchment area. More specifically, the project aims to increase access, utilization and quality of MNCH care services among the communities living the District of Montepuez and Balama through the achievement of the following Expected results and implementation of the respective activities: - Improved Quality of MNCH services at the Hospital of Montepuez (ER1) – Main activities: technical ssistance on MNCH, recruitment of qualified health care personnel, supervision and training on the job of health care staff, support on maternal and newborn death reviews at hospital level - Increased access to MNCH services in the Districts of Balama and Montepuez (ER2): Main activities: technical assistance from SMI, training and supervision on the job, training of community health workers, support to the referral system and coordination meeting with Health Committees - Improved knowledge among communities, especially pregnant women on the importance of accessing MNCH care in the targeted districts (ER3): KAP survey at community level, sensitization and awareness raising activities, training of Health Committees and sensitization of adolescents on issues related to sexual and reproductive health; - Improved capacity of district and provincial health authorities to plan, coordinate and monitor MNCH services (ER4): TA to local authorities on data collection, analysis and planning based on evidence, support to District level maternal death reviews, and dissemination efforts read more close
Year Committed Used
2022 € 0 € 548,191
2021 € 0 € 535,788
2019 € 1,800,000 € 716,020


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-011890-01-2
  • AID011890/01/2
  • CRS Activity identifier2019000270
  • Planned start 2019/09/01
  • Planned End 2022/08/31
  • Actual start 2019/09/10
  • Actual end 2024/03/13
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Closed
  • Tied status Untied


  • 12261 - Health education 30.0%
  • 13020 - Reproductive health care 50.0%
  • 13081 - Personnel development for population and reproductive health 20.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disability not targeted
  • Aid to Environment not targeted
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) principal objective


  • 1.4 - By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • 3.1 - By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
  • 3.2 - By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births
  • 5.6 - Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences
  • 5.c - Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels