Bono Madre Niño - Niña “Juana Azurduy”

About the program

It is a conditional cash transfer program implemented in 2009 by the Ministry of Health and Sports. It is an incentive for safe motherhood and integral development of children within the ages of zero to two years of age; it aims to reduce levels of maternal and infant mortality and chronic malnutrition in children less than 2 years of age. It is part of the National Development Plan.

Country Bolivia
Home 2009
Classification Cash transfers
FNS Dimension Acceso
Website http://www.sns.gob.bo
Objectives

Objective

To fulfill basic rights of access to health and comprehensive development recognized in the State´s Constitution, to reduce levels of maternal and infant mortality and chronic malnutrition in children less than 2 years of age.

Components and/or products

Conditional cash transfer

This cash transfer is intended as an incentive for the use of health services by the mother during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as compliance with protocols regarding comprehensive control, growth and development of the child from birth through two years of age.

This transfer is paid as follows:

  • Transfer bonus for prenatal checkups: Pregnant women should present themselves to four prenatal visits, for each attendance they receive a bonus of BOB 50 (USD 7).
  • Transfer bonus for institutional delivery and postnatal check: Women during their postnatal period receive for their institutional delivery and postnatal control the sum of BOB 120 (USD 17).

 Transfer bonus for bimonthly comprehensive health check-ups: Children less than 2 years of age should be presented to 12 bimonthly comprehensive health check-ups, receive the sum of BOB 125 (USD 18) for each.

Target population

The following are beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer after voluntary registration and verification of documentation:

  • Women in gestation and postpartum that present themselves to four prenatal checkups, institutional childbirth and postnatal check-ups.
  • Every child under one year of age at the time of registration, until she or he is two years old. They must assist to the 12 bimonthly comprehensive health check-ups.

People that will not receive this Conditional Cash Transfers include pregnant women and children below two years of age who are beneficiaries of social security in the short term. Nor are beneficiaries pregnant women whose last child born alive is less than two years old at the moment of their registration

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Beneficiaries

2013: 809,049 people

Annual budget

2013: BOB$122,300,000 (USD$17,322,000).

Responsible organism

Ministerio de Salud

The Ministry of Health and Sports is responsible for the administration and payment of the Conditional Cash Transfer (Bono Madre Niño- Niña "Juana Azurduy").

Executing organism Unidad Ejecutora para la implementación del pago del Bono Madre Niño - Niña “Juana Azurduy”
Related national policies

Plan Nacional de Desarrollo “Bolivia Digna, Soberana, Productiva y Democrática para Vivir Bien”

Normative framework

Decreto Supremo Nº 066/2009, instituye el incentivo para la maternidad segura y el desarrollo integral de la población infantil de cero a dos años de edad, mediante el Bono Madre Niño - Niña “Juana Azurduy” en el marco del Plan Nacional de Desarrollo y las políticas de erradicación de la pobreza extrema. Asimismo, establece el marco institucional y los mecanismos financieros para su entrega.

Financial sources

The Conditional Cash Transfer is financed with resources from:

  • General Treasury of the Nation, subject to availability.
  • Internal and external grants and credits.
  • Transfers from entities and public and private institutions.

 Additionally, the Ministry of Health and Sports may sign co-financing agreements with prefectures and municipal governments.