Project profile — Child Health Week 2010

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Child Health Week 2010 - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2010-03-12 - 2010-03-31
Country / region • Zambia (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Infectious disease control (12250) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project supports UNICEF's collaboration with the Zambia Ministry of Health in the implementation of Child Health Week (CHW - June-July 2010) activities which aim to strengthen immunization coverage in Zambia. It is a semi-annual health intervention targeting children under five years of age. Beginning in 2000 as a vitamin A intervention and National Immunization Days, this has grown to a broad range of interventions that include: vaccination, growth monitoring, treatment of children using guidelines for the integrated management of childhood illnesses, re-treatment of bed nets, screening of children for malnutrition, and provision of family planning services. CHWs are part of the district annual plans.

Results achieved

Results achieved as end of project in the five rural provinces of Zambia (Eastern, Luapula, Northern, Southern and Western) covered by this project include: 990,364 children (aged 9 - 47 months) are immunized against measles; 288,496 children (aged 0-59 months) are immunized against polio, 1,308,972 children (aged 6-59 months) are supplemented with Vitamin A and 1,137,294 children (aged 12-59 months) de-wormed. All five provinces exceeded the 80% target set for measles and polio coverage and all (except Western province) reached coverage of 90% or more for Vitamin A and deworming medication.



Original budget $500,000
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
12-03-2010 Commitment $500,000
31-03-2010 Disbursement $500,000
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