Project profile — Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Delivery of Vaccines


Clinton Health Access Initiative
2013-03-28 - 2016-01-29
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Tanzania (25.00%)
• Nigeria (25.00%)
• Ethiopia (25.00%)
• Mozambique (25.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic health care (12220) (100.00%)

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)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the well-being and survival of children under five years old by making sure that they receive quality life-saving immunizations. The project seeks to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and performance of the delivery systems for vaccines in four African countries. Vaccine delivery systems involve a set of activities, processes and infrastructure to ensure that children are able to receive quality vaccines when and where they need them. The backbone of the delivery system is the “cold chain” which ensures that the vaccines are kept at a constant temperature during transportation, until they reach the children in remote communities who need them. This project seeks to improve vaccine delivery systems by: (i) reducing waste and shortages of vaccine by identifying bottlenecks in the delivery system; (ii) reducing the cost of essential cold chain equipment by developing innovative financing strategies; (iii) responding to breakdowns in supply in real time; and (iv) piloting new technologies in cold chain equipment to improve reliability, efficiency and effectiveness.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) increased routine immunization and accelerated access to new vaccines in focus countries; and (ii) reduced cost of delivery immunization to target populations in focus countries.

Results achieved 


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 Project-type interventions
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