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


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2021-03-03 - 2022-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Health personnel development (12281) (35.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (35.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• 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)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to increase civil registration rates. This increase in the budget for the project accelerates birth and death registration, expands the reach of registration services to health centres, and ensures the development of a more accessible and gender-responsive system. Project activities include: (1) establishing a legislative and regulatory framework to support the new civil registration system with clearly defined roles and responsibilities of each government institution; (2) providing training to key actors on the new civil registration system, including on gender-sensitive procedures; and (3) equipping and preparing health units (28 hospitals, 287 health centres and 11 provincial health departments) to provide registration services.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) the creation of an enabling environment for gender-responsive civil registration; and (2) the rollout of a gender-responsive, simplified and decentralized civil registration system.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-08-2022 Disbursement $2,200,000
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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