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Locations: The WISH2ACTION Consortium operates across Lot 2 countries, specifically: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The four WISH outputs they are: Output 1 – Community and Individual Choice Output 2 – Sustainability Output 3 – Access to Services Output 4 – Global Goods The combined strengths of WISH2ACTION’s consortium allows for the strong integration of service delivery (Output 3) with social behaviour change activities to generate demand and break down barriers to access (Output 1), and with advocacy and accountability initiatives to strengthen national ownership (Output 2), all of which contribute to generating models, tools and evidence for advancing SRHR (Output 4) in a sustainable way.
To improve the health of women, children, the poor and socially excluded in Nepal, including by restoring health services in areas affected by the 2015 earthquake, and improving the quality and governance of health services nationwide.
To improve maternal and newborn child health in Northern Nigeria through increased skilled birth attendance, antenatal care attendance, immunisation rates, newborns receiving low-cost, live-saving interventions, and pregnant women and children protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This will save the lives of 60,000 children, 42,000 newborns and 2,000 pregnant women in the six programme states; and provide 6.3 million high quality MNCH services to women and children of Northern Nigeria. This contributes toward MDG 4 and 5 by reducing maternal and child mortality; improve health system coordination through health sector planning and financing and improve demand for and access to high quality health services by 2019.
The programme seeks to ensure that women are able to safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health, particularly the young and marginalized; through the following components: - Challenge social norms, increasing the demand and uptake for family planning - Provide targeted service delivery for voluntary family planning integrated within a wider sexual and reproductive health and rights package - Promote a supportive legal, financial and policy framework for sustainable family planning and safe abortion services - Leverage domestic financing and commitments for family planning and sexual and reproductive health services
PEPE will support private sector development, through improving firms’ access to finance and addressing market and government failures in identified value chains following M4P methodology. PEPE will be implemented through 2 components:1) Access to Finance. The access to finance pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing investment levels in the Ethiopian economy, particularly for growth-oriented SME. 2) Priority Sector. The priority sectors pillar is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing returns on investment (productivity) and investment levels in the identified sectors (live stock and leather, cotton and textile,horticulture). In both pillars, particular priority is given to supporting economic opportunity for women and “greening” growth.
This second phase will continue to work with others to support a movement within countries and globally to raise awareness and understanding of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and build support for efforts to end the practice
The Nepal Health Sector Programme 3 (NHSP3) is funded by the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DFID) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) through the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP). NHSP3 is designed to support the goals of the Nepal Health Sector Strategy (NHSS) 2015/16 - 2020/21 and assist the MOHP in building resilient health systems to provide quality health services for all. From April 2017 to December 2020, NHSSP is being implemented by a consortium led by Options Consultancy Limited with Health Research and Social Development Forum International, Oxford Policy Management, and Miyamoto International. The programme has two components: a. General Health Technical Assistance to increase the capacity of the MOHP to improve health policy-making and planning, procurement and financial management, health services delivery and the use of evidence for planning and management b. Retrofitting Health Infrastructure Technical Assistant to enhance the MOHP capacity to retrofit health infrastructure to withstand future earthquakes
The intended impact of this programme is a significant reduction of the practice of FGM in 4-6 focus countries/regions by 2025: the baselines for this will be agreed during the co-creation phase in coordination with the Data and Measurement Supplier. The intended outcome of this programme is the acceleration of positive change in social attitudes towards ending FGM in countries/regions in which the programme is operational.
The programme will increase access to family planning and integrated sexual and reproductive health services for women, men and young people across Africa and Asia, through a combination of: (i) rights- based provision of private sector sexual and reproductive health information and services and strengthening of public sector health information and services; (ii) addressing barriers to family planning uptake at individual, interpersonal, community and institutional level; and (iii) improving policies, government financing and commodity security to create an enabling environment for family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The objective of the programme is to support people with disabilities and mental health, neurological and substance use conditions to improve their health and wellbeing and ensure they are engaged, empowered and able to enjoy improved social and economic outcomes and rights. The four outcome areas which will be achieved include stronger leadership and governance for disability and mental health; Scaled-up quality, integrated, community based and recovery orientated services; Inclusion via empowerment, capacity building, and reducing stigma and discrimination; and Increased evidence based research to scale up comprehensive, integrated quality, recovery-orientated mental health services and to achieve disability inclusion.
The Resource and Support Hub (RSH) is a DFID funded programme to support organisations who deliver international aid to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment (SEAH). The RSH is primarily intended to support smaller, local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in developing countries and those operating in high risk environments who are least able to pay for this support themselves.
Scaling up support to integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in a range of countries across Africa
The Hub is to act as a catalyst for the transformation of safeguarding support, enabling the safe delivery of aid and development assistance. Targeting CSOs, in developing countries and those operating in high risk environments, the Hub will provide tailored support, guidance and training on safeguarding prevention and response.
MANI-QC approach scales learning from the MANI work in Bungoma county, tailoring cost-effective and proven interventions to accelerate maternal and newborn survival. The project is anchored on a health systems approach to improving quality of service delivery, weaving together three main components: EMONC measurement using Quality of Institutional Care (QuIC), EMONC mentorship, and MPDSR. These interventions are bolstered by targeted health systems strengthening support. The project aims to increase the proportion of maternal and perinatal deaths that are reviewed and reported in District Health Information System (DHIS2), promote a culture of local data use and action planning, and build health worker capacity to manage clinical complications. The MANI-QC team delivers the project with a focus on building each county’s capacity to sustain the project gains beyond the project period, through targeted planning and budgeting support to leverage available county resources.
This project aims to: 1. Increase the access of forcibly displaced people to affordable and sustainable energy 2. Introduce new principals for the design, procurement and provision of energy products and services to forcibly displaced communities worldwide In seeking to realise these aims the project will: a) Expand the evidence base upon which decisions about demand for energy services amongst forcibly displaced communities and humanitarian agencies in Africa and Asia are made; by building up a portfolio of qualitative and quantitative case studies based on primary fieldwork with displaced people, humanitarian workers and energy providers in the Kigeme, Nyabiheke, Gihembe camps in Rwanda and a refugee camp in Nepal; and publishing these as reports in collaboration with UNESCO UNITWIN Network in Humanitarian Engineering b) Translate research findings into 'design for displacement' protocols and prototypes for use by humanitarian agencies in procurement processes and by the private sector in the future production of sustainable technologies for lighting, cooking and decentralised energy generation; seek feedback from key stakeholders through twelve "Design-athons for displacement" workshops in the UK, Rwanda and Nepal c) Design, implement and monitor energy systems for 80 households that connects people, products, processes and policies in Rwanda and Nepal. The beneficiaries would be made up of approximately 480 people consisting of 200 children, 180 women, and 100 men. The project aims to work with 80 women for the cooking system (20 from each of the four refugee camps), 80 youths for the mobile lighting system, and 80 households for the microgrid system d) Contribute to the scientific knowledge base on energy access, energy demand, energy provision and energy monitoring in contexts of forced displacement and global poverty through ten contributions to peer reviewed academic journals
Systems strengthened to deliver quality MNH services
The impact of the programme is reduced maternal and neonatal mortality in Kenya. It is expected to contribute to preventing 1,092 maternal and 3,836 neonatal deaths by 2018. The expected outcome is increased access to and utilisation of quality maternal and newborn health services