RESPONSES TO CRISIS SITUATIONS
Strengthening the capacity of countries’ health systems in crisis situations to meet the needs of women and children by continuing to deliver high-quality health services.
In the face of humanitarian and health crises, the priority of the French Muskoka Fund is to keep health services going, particularly those provided to mothers, children and young people.
The main challenge is limiting the impact of humanitarian crises on health systems, whether these crises are security or health related.
Thanks to its inter-agency approach, the French Muskoka Fund can devise and provide appropriate responses to crises in the region.
2012/2013: deployment of health teams in Mali in the regions of Gao, Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti and Ségou.
2014: fight against the Ebola epidemic and the strengthening of infection prevention and control measures in maternity hospitals in Guinea.
Management of refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees during the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region in 2016.
Population displacement in northern Mali
- Muskoka agencies mobilized to ensure continuity of care in health districts and hospitals in the regions of Gao, Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti and Ségou.
- Between 2012 and 2013, deployment of multidisciplinary teams responsible for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in the conflict zones.
Humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region
From May to July 2016, the French Muskoka Fund, along with other partners, helped fund interventions to manage refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in the Bol, Baga-Sola and Liwa health districts through the “All4LakeChad” campaign.
Ebola epidemic and infection control in maternity hospitals
Contributed, along with other funds, to the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Guinea.
Strengthened infection prevention and control measures in maternity hospitals.
Funded products and inputs to allow midwives to take part in the Union du Fleuve Mano initiative and carry out interventions in the areas most affected by Ebola. Their presence at health centers helped restore confidence among pregnant women.
Supported the organization of a training workshop on infection prevention and control in maternity wards. Six French-speaking African countries benefitted, including two Muskoka countries. This training enabled the region to reach a critical mass of skilled staff, ready to use their skills to help prevent and control the epidemic in the countries affected.
SOME OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The French Muskoka Fund has been a great help in crisis situations, during which the vulnerability of women and children has been exacerbated. Ensuring the continuity of health services, already fragile in the region, has become a challenge with a great deal at stake. This was the case with the population displacement in Mali and Chad, and during the Ebola epidemic in Guinea.
Guinea: along with other funds, the French Muskoka Fund contributed to the fight against the Ebola epidemic and improved infection prevention and control measures in maternity wards. Products and inputs were funded to enable 68 midwives to take part in the Union du Fleuve Mano initiative.
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