|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 500,000|
|Timeframe:||March 12, 2010 - March 31, 2010|
|Zambia - $ 500,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Infectious & Communicable Diseases (100 %)|
This project supports UNICEF’s collaboration with the Zambia Ministry of Health in the implementation of Child Health Week (CHW – June-July 2010) activities which aim to strengthen immunization coverage in Zambia. It is a semi-annual health intervention targeting children under five years of age. Beginning in 2000 as a vitamin A intervention and National Immunization Days, this has grown to a broad range of interventions that include: vaccination, growth monitoring, treatment of children using guidelines for the integrated management of childhood illnesses, re-treatment of bed nets, screening of children for malnutrition, and provision of family planning services. CHWs are part of the district annual plans.
|Gender and age:||Under-5 children|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
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Results achieved as end of project in the five rural provinces of Zambia (Eastern, Luapula, Northern, Southern and Western) covered by this project include: 990,364 children (aged 9 – 47 months) are immunized against measles; 288,496 children (aged 0-59 months) are immunized against polio, 1,308,972 children (aged 6-59 months) are supplemented with Vitamin A and 1,137,294 children (aged 12-59 months) de-wormed. All five provinces exceeded the 80% target set for measles and polio coverage and all (except Western province) reached coverage of 90% or more for Vitamin A and deworming medication.