Mali, Mozambique and Pakistan
CIDA Sector: Health, “Mother Care and Child Survival in Underserved Regions of Mali, Mozambique and Pakistan (MCCS)”
Period: Dec 2nd 2011 – April 30th 2015 for a total budget of CAD $ 8,352,078 (USD 7,954,360)
AKF Mali budget: $3,639,965
The MCCS program aims to improve the health of women and children in marginalized rural populations of Mali, Mozambique and Pakistan. The program will strengthen health systems, enhance the community response to poor maternal health, and improve nutrition and infant/child feeding practices. In each partner country the program will respond to specific, local conditions to provide targeted support to maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). It will do this through improvements to the supply and quality of maternal and child health services at the community and health facility level, activities to increase demand for services within communities, and enhancement of community and health worker knowledge and practice for improved infant and child nutrition.
USDA (phase III): Sector Agriculture / rural development
$8,576,000 (AKF USA / AKF Mali / ACDI-VOCA / AKAM)
Mali: $ 3 788 813 June 2013 – Sept 2016
The Aga Khan Foundation and its partners propose a third concluding phase of its current Mali USDA FFPr program that builds on our success in improving the livelihoods of poor, rural farmers by increasing agricultural productivity and farmers’ access to markets for their rice, millet, sorghum and vegetable crops. To undertake this work, AKF is partnering with the AKAM to provide access to financial services and ACDI-VOCA to support farmers’s access to markets. Activities will focus on facilitating sustainable agriculture systems that allow households to achieve food security and develop permanent linkages to local and regional markets. AKF expects that following this phase, the benefits of our programs will be sustainable.
Islamabad, 9 August 2010 -- To improve drinking water supply and sanitation conditions in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan, Germany’s KfW will provide a grant of Euro 3.12 million for the implementation of the second phase of the Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) – a programme run by the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS,P). Having successfully implemented the first phase of the programme in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan a decade ago, AKPBS,P aims at utilising the current funding in the wider framework of the recent flood recovery efforts for the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in the affected programme areas. For more information, please see the press release.
AKF, in partnership with Progresso and the country’s Ministry of Health (MoH), will implement a three-year, $1.48 million malaria prevention and treatment project, funded by USAID, that will target nine districts in the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique. The program will directly reach 400,000 people, including an estimated 110,000 pregnant women and children under 5 by delivering malaria prevention and education programs increasing access to ACTs, and promoting household ownership and proper use of ITNs. The program aims to promote sustainable malaria control in the target areas by strengthening community capacities for health promotion activities and treatment services, and by establishing strong linkages between communities and government health care services. For more information, please see the USAID site.
His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a historic address to a joint session of the Parliament of Canada in the House of Commons today.
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