Project profile — Canadian International Immunization Initiative - Phase III (WHO)

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Canadian International Immunization Initiative - Phase III (WHO) - Overview
WHO - World Health Organization (XM-DAC-41143)
2010-03-29 - 2013-03-31
Country / region • Africa, regional (70.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (70.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
Description and results


This grant is part of CIDA's continued support to the Canadian International Immunization Initiative (CIII). CIII aims to increase immunization coverage rates and lower morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. Phase III focuses on increasing equitable access to vaccinations by targeting districts with low coverage rates and by reaching the most vulnerable and underserved groups in these districts. UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly implement the multilateral component of CIII. This grant supports WHO activities. WHO provides technical expertise to low-income countries to strengthen routine immunization services. With CIII funding, WHO’s support guides countries in adopting best practices that increase immunization rates at district level. Immunization currently prevents approximately 2.5 million child deaths every year in all age groups. Basic immunizations are a universally recommended, cost-effective, public health priority. Canada's support for immunization initiatives is in line with the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing the death rate among children under the age of five by two-thirds by 2015.

Results achieved

As of January 2012, results have been achieved in 26 countries, primarily in Africa. For example, in Mozambique, the number of children who received the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine rose from 67% to 85% in 28 priority districts.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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