Canadian International Immunization Initiative – Phase III (UNICEF)

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 8,000,000
Timeframe: March 25, 2010 - March 31, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 4,936,000.00 (61.70%)

Southeast Asia - $ 800,000.00 (10.00%)

North Africa - $ 664,000.00 (8.30%)

South Asia - $ 656,000.00 (8.20%)

East Asia - $ 584,000.00 (7.30%)

Central Asia - $ 360,000.00 (4.50%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (90 %)

Primary Health Care (10 %)

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This grant is part of CIDA’s continued support to the Canadian International Immunization Initiative (CIII). CIII aims to increase immunization coverage rates and lower morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. Phase III focuses on increasing equitable access to vaccinations by targeting districts with low coverage rates and by reaching the most vulnerable and underserved groups in these districts. UNICEF and the World Health Organization jointly implement the multilateral component of CIII. This grant supports UNICEF activities. UNICEF provides support to low-income countries to strengthen routine immunization services. With CIII funding, UNICEF’s support aims to raise immunization rates to at least 80% in identified districts. Immunization currently prevents approximately 2.5 million child deaths every year in all age groups. Basic immunizations are a universally recommended, cost-effective, public health priority. Canada’s support for immunization initiatives is in line with the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing the death rate among children under the age of five by two-thirds by 2015.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project include: This project has achieved results in 13 countries. For example, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, over 18 million children were vaccinated against measles, and over 15 million children received at least three doses of oral polio vaccine. In Niger, 25.2 million doses of oral polio vaccine were distributed to children under five nation-wide; over 2,200 health workers were trained to deliver and monitor immunizations; over 2,400 traditional community communicators (public criers) were involved in mobilizing people to attend immunization days; and over 11,400 health workers were sent to the country’s hard-to-reach areas to administer vaccines.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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