Tackling barriers to accessing Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Rural Zimbabwe

 

The Mbereko + Men project "Tackling barriers to accessing Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Rural Zimbabwe" is being implemented in partnership with the Macfarlane Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia.

     

The goal of the Mbereko + Men project is to improve health outcomes of mother and baby pairs in the first 1000 days, from conception to the baby’s second birthday, by empowering mothers to seek and adhere to Maternal and Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) services at their rural clinics. Through the formation of Mbereko Women’s Empowerment groups, the project aims to equip women with health information and to increase generation of resources required for consistent uptake of MNCH services. Additional focus is on increasing men’s capacity to support family health and women’s decision-making by holding male engagement community dialogue forums.

                                                                                                                                                   
Geographic CoverageTarget beneficiariesFunding partners
Manicaland Province, Mutasa DistrictPrimary: 1600 Pregnant women and women with children under two years.

Secondary: Health Centre Committees, Rural Health Centre (RHC) Staff; Village Health Workers (VHWs) and male champions
Australian Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT)

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