The ENRICH Project (Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health) is being implemented by World Vision Canada and the Micronutrient Initiative between March 2016 and September 2020 in 5 countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma. CSIH has been sub-contracted by WVC to provide health systems strengthening expertise and support for the project, specifically in Tanzania, to strengthen the capacity of existing health systems to effectively integrate basic health and nutrition service delivery.
Within Tanzania, the ENRICH Project will operate in both Singida and Shinyanga Regions. CSIH will be working primarily to build the capacity of local health authorities, including: regional and district health management teams, and health facility managers. CSIH plans to build on the success of the SUSTAIN Project, using lessons learned in SUSTAIN to improve approaches and sustainability of interventions in ENRICH. CSIH will work closely with project partners, especially World Vision Tanzania, to carry-out activities.
The overarching goal of CSIH’s work on ENRICH will be to strengthen the capacity of existing health systems to effectively integrate basic health and nutrition service delivery with a gender lens. To achieve this outcome, the main objectives are:
- Increase capacity of local health authorities on planning, budgeting, management, monitoring and analysis of nutrition programs.
- Strengthen the health management information system to include sex and age-disaggregated nutrition data, and enhance information management, reporting and gender-responsive analysis.
- Improve capacity of health officials and senior health workers for supportive supervision of health facilities in providing basic nutrition services.
CSIH is working with a team of Canadian consultants and advisors, as well as local partners, to prepare and deliver workshops and training programs to local health authorities. CSIH strives to improve mentoring and coaching techniques for an effective cascade of knowledge from regional to district health managers, and then onto health facility managers. In addition, CSIH will be working at a national level to help advocate for policy and structural changes in the health system.