Project profile — Support to Child Health Days


HKI - Helen Keller International
2011-03-18 - 2012-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (50.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• 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 (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The overall goal of this project is to support Helen Keller International (HKI) to deliver essential health services through Child Health Days to support countries to transition towards institutionalized Child Health Days programs for infants 6-11 months and children 12-59 months in Africa. Through this initiative HKI aims to accelerate efforts through global programming to both close gaps in coverage and strengthen national health systems to improve overall delivery, coverage and quality of evidence-based high impact interventions to reduce child mortality and morbidity.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of this project include: reaching over 80 million children under the age of five with vitamin A, therefore saving an estimated lives in 12 sub-Saharan African countries. It is also estimated Canada's funds helped to train over 26,000 health workers in the 12 African countries.

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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