Project profile — Health Services for the Poorest Populations

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Health Services for the Poorest Populations - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2011-03-16 - 2013-09-30
Country / region • Africa, regional (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Infectious disease control (12250) (60.00%)
• Basic Health
Malaria control (12262) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The Health for the Poorest Populations (HPP) program supports the integrated delivery of essential health and nutrition services across the continuum of care including maternal health during pregnancy, childbirth, the post natal period and childhood. UNICEF works with partner country Ministries of Health and within national health systems to identify country-specific needs with a focus on the greatest causes of maternal and child deaths and disabilities in the worst-off districts in terms of poverty, level of access to health services and population health status. Analyses on the burden of disease affecting populations of pregnant women, newborns and children under five are carried out to customize an effective and responsive package of health care services. Programming includes training and the provision of medicines to treat primarily, pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. The HPP program is implemented in a maximum of four high burden countries, at least 75% of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2014 include: training 9,649 front-line health workers in maternal and newborn health care and in integrated community case management of the three leading causes of child death (malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea), to better diagnose and treat these childhood diseases at the community level. These health care workers provided over 1,038,152 treatments to children under age five in Sierra Leone and Uganda. This includes 95,071 treatments for diarrhea with oral rehydration salts and zinc, 99,232 treatments for pneumonia, and 852,409 treatments for malaria. These results are contributing to improving the health of children under the age of five in hard to reach communities by improving access to lifesaving health interventions.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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