Projects

ANCP Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Since mid-2013 Burnet Institute has implemented the ANCP Healthy Mothers, Health Babies project which seeks to improve Maternal & Child Health (MCH). This includes increasing pregnant women’s and expectant fathers' knowledge of MCH, improving MCH-related care-seeking, and encouraging expectant fathers to play an active and positive role in supporting the health of their partner and children.

The sustainability and expansion phase of the project is designed to build upon previous work in developing a package of materials for education and information-sharing with pregnant women and their partners as they wait for their routine antenatal care (ANC) appointments.

This final phase will expand the training of trainers program to ANC staff at three new clinics, and male staff at existing Partner clinics. It will also further build Provincial Health Office (PHO) capacity to continue implementation, with the aim of transferring the program across to PHO management at the end of the period.

Timeline

2016 – 2017

Collaborators

  • Provincial Health Office – East New Britain Province

Funding

  • DFAT
  • Australian Aid

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Julie Tartaggia

Country Program Manager, China (Tibet Autonomous Region) & Lao PDR

Telephone

+61392822104

Email

julie.tartaggia@burnet.edu.au