Project profile — Child Health Days and Weeks

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Child Health Days and Weeks - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2010-03-25 - 2012-12-31
Country / region • Africa, regional (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (50.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)
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)
Description and results


This project aims to reduce child death rates and strengthen health systems through support for the implementation of Child Health Days and Child Health Weeks. These campaigns involve the delivery of an integrated package of health and nutrition services to communities. They help to reduce inequities in access to health care by bringing health services to communities in poor districts. This project represents part of CIDA's ongoing support for Child Health Days and Weeks. Project activities include: delivery of health and nutrition services at the community level, ensuring adequate attention to girls’ health; training for health workers; and improving monitoring processes to enhance the assessment and reporting of results. Vitamin A distribution is a key component of Child Health Days and Weeks and has been demonstrated to substantially reduce child death rates, prevent blindness, and reduce the severity of infections.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of this project include: reaching approximately 180 million children under the age of five with two annual doses of vitamin A, resulting in an estimated 140,000 child lives saved in over 30 African countries.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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