Adequate healthcare, including RMNCH services, is an urgent need for many Jordanians and refugees, as poor nutrition and high prevalence of anemia, specifically among pregnant women and children under five years of age, pose a multi-generational risk to health and development.
The USAID-funded RMNCH+ Community Outreach Program began in 2017 to improve access to RMNCH care and preventive services for underserved communities in Jordan’s Amman and Irbid governorates. As a subrecipient in the program, Blumont recruits and trains local women to become Community Health Workers (CHWs), empowering them to provide care for pregnant women, postpartum care, and child health services. CHWs visit homes to promote maternal and child health practices and make referrals to other health services and community resources, as needed. Blumont-trained CHWs are positioned to reach 133,300 beneficiaries per year.