Project profile — Vital Statistics in Support of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2017-03-24 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (50.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to increase civil and vital registration rates in Mozambique to ultimately inform and improve policies and programs that reduce maternal and child mortality. Project activities include: (1) establishing a continuous mortality survey system so that 60% of maternal and newborn deaths are notified by 2019; (2) certifying and determining 80% cause of deaths in hospitals; (3) developing a strategy to capture information about deaths at the community level; (4) supporting Parliament’s amendment of the Civil Registration Code; and (5) designing and using new forms for all four vital events so that 80% of children under 5 are birth registered by 2019.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased registration of vital events in Mozambique; and (2) strengthened legislation and increased awareness-raising and advocacy on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS).

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 Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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