Project Goal :
The project will improve maternal and new born health and reduce mortality of mothers and infants by increasing access and quality service in Bajura district in Nepal's far western region.
Working Districts :
Impact Population :
- Approximately 26,000 women of reproductive age including pregnant women and women with newborns, especially the poorest women
- Nearly 3000 newborn
- Health workers in Health Facilities with/without Birthing Centers
- 260 Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs)
- District level stakeholders including district health office (DHO), district development office (DDC), village development committee (VDC), health facility operation and management committee (HFOMC), district reproductive health coordination committee (RHCC) Families of the women and the total population in the Bajura district – 140000 people
Implementing Partners :
Project Period :
May 2014 – October 2016
The ACCESS Project aims to achieve multitudes of outcome to improve the maternal and newborn health and reduce mortality of mothers and infants. The project aims to increase the proportion of births taking place in clinics with assistance from skilled birth attendants from 35 to 60%. Additionally, the project also aims to increase the proportion of women who come to the fourth antenatal care check up from 27% to 70% and also increase the proportion of women who go to the postnatal check up from 49% to 70%. In addition, the ACCESS project will improve the quality of health in local health clinics and reduce harmful traditional practices during pregnancy, child- birth and post-natal period.