Project profile — Vaccinating Children Against Measles


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2010-12-15 - 2011-02-07
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• 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)


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 


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
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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