Project profile — Support to the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination


North-South Institute (CA-CRA_ACR-2119247807)
- 2017-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Pakistan (20.00%)
• Sudan (20.00%)
• Chad (20.00%)
• South Sudan (20.00%)
• Kenya (20.00%)


• Basic Health: Infectious disease control (12250) (50.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (30.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)

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


The project aims to reduce the incidence of child and maternal mortality in targeted countries through maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE). Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a deadly disease that affects women and children in developing countries. When women give birth in unhygienic circumstances, both mother and baby are at risk of contracting tetanus if they are not protected by vaccination. With Canada's support, UNICEF Canada is providing tetanus vaccine to at least 3,401,448 women of reproductive age and their future newborns in Pakistan, Sudan, Chad, Kenya and South Sudan. Project activities include: (1) distributing vaccines and supplies for supplemental immunization activities; (2) strengthening of the cold chain to transport vaccines and supplies; (3) promoting clean delivery practices, routine immunization and antenatal care; (4) developing and implementing national plans of action, training and support for health workers; and (5) strengthening surveillance of MNTE to monitor and evaluate progress.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: (1) increased number of countries have progressed towards and validated MNT elimination; and (2) increased understanding by Canadians of MNCH, the value of MNTE to save children’s lives, and Canada’s leadership role on these issues.

Results achieved 


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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