The promotion of intercultural institutional delivery within the framework of public policy related to Public Health in two inter-Andean Quechuan municipalities of Bolivia
The project aims to reduce the maternal and child mortality rates in two Quechuan inter-Andean municipalities (Vila Vila and Alalay) in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The entity will collaborate with a local partner in Bolivia: Aynisuyu.
Maternal mortality in Bolivia in 2011 stood at 160 deaths per 100,000 live births for the national average, and 188 on average in the Department of Cochabamba, the rural area being where the institutional coverage of childbirth was lowest (in the municipalities of the project, 33% in Alalay and 47% in Vila Vila).
- Workshops with women's organisations to identify barriers and devise proposals.
- Training workshops and accompanying community health authorities in their functions.
- Training workshops for health personnel on the principles of interculturality in childbirth care.
- Exchanges of experiences in the implementation of intercultural deliveries.
- Accompaniment of traditional midwives as part of Ministry accreditation, and emphasis on it in the Municipality for its incorporation at health centres.
- Delivery room outfitting in accordance with intercultural adaptation.
- Dynamisation of Municipal Health Councils as multi-actor deliberation and advocacy forums - Municipality, health sector and civil society - and support for women, and the institutionalisation of intercultural delivery through the allotment of public resources.
The indirect beneficiaries are 8,946 people, who constitute the total population of both municipalities.