Project profile — Accelerating Progress on Child Survival


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2013-03-22 - 2014-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• 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 (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 (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to reduce the number of girls and boys under five years of age dying from malaria and measles, two of the biggest issues affecting child survival in Mozambique. This project assists the Government of Mozambique’s Ministry of Health to deliver targeted health interventions: (i) measles prevention for 3.9 million children, through a nationwide measles vaccination campaign for children under five; and (ii) malaria prevention for 600,000 families, through mass distribution of bed nets in three provinces. The project capitalizes on UNICEF's expertise and capacity to accelerate child survival in Mozambique, the country with the 31st highest under-five mortality rate in the world.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: increased delivery of key preventative services and treatment for childhood diseases by the Ministry of Health.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2014 include: (1) procured 4.8 million doses of measles vaccines, injection syringes, and vaccine carriers that benefited more than four million children under the age of five during the National Health Week carried out by the Mozambican Ministry of Health in December 2013; and (2) distributed nearly 750,000 bed nets to families in 13 districts of Niassa and Gaza provinces reaching over 1.5 million people, including more than 260,000 children under the age of five. These results contribute to the increased delivery of key preventative services and treatment for childhood diseases by the Ministry of Health.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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