Child Health Days and Weeks

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: March 25, 2010 - December 31, 2012
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 - $ 17,628,000.00 (88.14%)

North Africa - $ 2,372,000.00 (11.86%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (50 %)

Primary Health Care (50 %)

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This project aims to reduce child death rates and strengthen health systems through support for the implementation of Child Health Days and Child Health Weeks. These campaigns involve the delivery of an integrated package of health and nutrition services to communities. They help to reduce inequities in access to health care by bringing health services to communities in poor districts. This project represents part of CIDA’s ongoing support for Child Health Days and Weeks. Project activities include: delivery of health and nutrition services at the community level, ensuring adequate attention to girls’ health; training for health workers; and improving monitoring processes to enhance the assessment and reporting of results. Vitamin A distribution is a key component of Child Health Days and Weeks and has been demonstrated to substantially reduce child death rates, prevent blindness, and reduce the severity of infections.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of this project include: reaching approximately 180 million children under the age of five with two annual doses of vitamin A, resulting in an estimated 140,000 child lives saved in over 30 African countries.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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