Maternal and Child Health

Planète Enfants & Développement is working towards improving access to obstetric care for women in rural communities in areas where maternal and child mortality are particularly high.

We also contribute to the improvement of the access and the quality of sexual and reproductive health services in rural zones according to two complementary areas:

  1. The curative area which aims to reinforce the health center’s skills through training and equipment
  2. The preventative area which makes it possible to inform and mobilise the target village community, and particularly to follow pregnant women in order to reduce the rate of maternal and child mortality. This area also offers medical and psychological support to women who were victims of sexual violence.

Our projects aim to improve existing social services in communities by strengthening the skills and knowledge of those responsible for the welfare of children on the field.

Access to care and early childhood services for textile workers in Cambodia makes it possible to, for instance, reduce maternal and child mortality and improve the living conditions of workers and their families. The aim is to make it possible for women to have access to health services and guarantee quality childcare arrangements for their children.

“A program that is rooted in the realities of the ground, developed in perfect alignment with the needs of the locals and in close collaboration with healthcare professionals. The support for healthcare professionals is provided by caregivers recruited by Planète Enfants & Développement. Their proximity and attention are the basis of a collaboration which is a real support for continuous training. The community approach is real and is reflected by the provision of care and advice both in health care facilities and in villages. Planète Enfants & Développement in Cambodia is a dynamic and united team which clearly enjoys this mission.”

Richard Beddock, obstetrician gynaecologist at the maternity of deaconesses. Sponsor of Planète Enfants & Développement

2019 results:

119 families with malnourished children monitored in Vietnam

47 cooking workshops and nutrition sessions given in Vietnam

9800 workers sensitized to sexual and reproductive health in Cambodia

61 female education workers and 11 nurses trained in Cambodia

“I improved the way in which I use traditional and medical practices related to sexual and reproductive health. This work has helped me to develop good relationships within the community.”

Run Sarom, 28 years old, volunteer doula trained as part of the Sexual and Reproductive Health project

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“Elephant Memory”, Burkina Faso

Improve hand hygiene in Burkina Faso schools

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Acting against malnutrition of children in Ho Chi Minh City

Improving nutritional practices of vulnerable families

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Social services in factories, Cambodia

Improve access to health services and early childhood services for the workers of the textile industry in Cambodia