The following announcement was posted July 8, 2015, on the website of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) in response to their call for proposals for Mother, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH). We take this award as a wonderful vote of support for Tula and our partners at TulaSalud in Guatemala.
“The $7.6-million Scaling up MNCH in Guatemala initiative aims to reduce maternal and child mortality by strengthening essential maternal, newborn and child health services in that country. It will scale up the existing community eHealth initiative, currently being implemented in one region of Guatemala, to three other priority regions chosen by the local Ministry of Health. This will improve the delivery of essential MNCH services and strengthen the development of evidence-based interventions by using community eHealth information system data. The initiative is implemented by a consortium led by the Tula Foundation in partnership with McMaster University. The initiative will contribute to strengthening health systems and ensuring accountability for MNCH results.”