Project profile — Support to the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination

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Support to the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination - Overview
2015-05-22 - 2019-12-28
Country / region • Pakistan (20.00%)
• Sudan (20.00%)
• Chad (20.00%)
• South Sudan (20.00%)
• Kenya (20.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Infectious disease control (12250) (50.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (30.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


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.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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