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 Health  Ecuador Project #23990

Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador

by MAP Internacional Seccion Ecuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador
Improving Maternal and Child Health in NapoEcuador

Summary

Impoverished rural communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest face serious health and development challenges to address urgent maternal and early child health issues. Through community health education, with the latest research on healthy early childhood brain development, the project will work with a comprehensive, integrated approach, and have a tremendous long-term impact on the health of women and children in the Napo Region, benefitting 1,500 community members.

$150
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Access to high quality maternal and child health care is a serious challenge. Due to considerable distance to clinics, women do not attend prenatal visits, resulting in poor health indicators for both mothers and children, with high rates of child mortality, chronic malnourishment, respiratory infections, diarrhea, babies born with low birth weights, pregnancies spaced too closely together, and low rates of skilled deliveries. Parents don't know how to promote healthy early child development.

Solution

The project will implement a comprehensive Maternal & Child Health project with a community-based activities in the following areas: Access to Maternal & Child Health Services, Support in the creation of a Center to develop activities that facilitate learning on an Early Childhood approach and Access to Maternal & Child Health Services

Long-Term Impact

Through a comprehensive, integrated approach, this project can have a tremendous long-term impact on the health of women and children in the Napo Region -- especially in the critical area of healthy brain development in infants and young children, so that 1,500 people will have a concept of infants as full-fledged members of the community, with the capacity to contribute to long-term sustainable positive changes in the community as well as on family relations among community members.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.map.org
MAP Ecuador Institutional Video
Providing Access to Safe Water for the Families
Promoting children's health
Improving Economic Opportunities

Organization Information

MAP Internacional Seccion Ecuador

Location: Quito - Ecuador
Website:
MAP Internacional Seccion Ecuador
Magdalena Martinez
Project Leader:
Magdalena Martinez
Quito, Pichincha Ecuador

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