Organisations: Social Finance, Grand Challenges Canada (Social Investor), World Bank Group, Fondation Kangourou, Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon (Government), Nutrition International, Fundación Canguro
Publication Date: 2021
Stage: Evaluate and learn
Policy Areas: Child and family welfare, Health & wellbeing
In December 2018, the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health, Grand Challenges Canada, Nutrition International and the Fondation Kangourou Cameroun, with the support of the Fundación Canguro Colombia, launched the Cameroon Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Development Impact Bond (DIB).
Programme delivery started in February 2019 with the DIB aiming to reduce morbidity and mortality among premature and low-birth weight infants in five regions of Cameroon by rolling-out quality KMC in 10 hospitals. DIB design, performance management and sustainability support were provided by the specialist non-profit, Social Finance Ltd.
As the DIB comes to a close, after two and a half years of service delivery, this document provides an overview of what the DIB achieved, the lessons we learnt and what might come next.