Project profile — Vaccinating Children Against Measles



Overview 

CA-3-A035232001
$3,100,000
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2010-12-15 - 2011-02-07
Closed
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)

Sector 

• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
Infectious disease control (12250) (80.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project supports the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Mozambique Ministry of Health, to undertake a nationwide measles vaccination campaign for children under five. The campaign aims to accelerate, on a national scale, the reduction of under-five mortality. It provides 2.7 million children with a measles vaccine, 3.6 million children with a dose of Vitamin A and 3.2 million children with deworming medicine. The campaign takes place during May 2011 as part of a National Mother and Child Health Week, a public health outreach effort to deliver a package of high-impact, low-cost maternal and child survival interventions. This project is part of Canada's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment.

Expected results 

N/A

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of project activities included: 3,985,564 children were vaccinated for measles, 3,982,412 received vitamin A and 3,399,397 were dewormed with mebendazole in all 11 provinces.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $3,100,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
15-12-2010 Commitment $3,100,000
07-02-2011 Disbursement $3,100,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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