Child Health Week 2010

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 500,000
Timeframe: March 12, 2010 - March 31, 2010
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

Return to top


Country - Total Budget Allocation

Zambia - $ 500,000.00 (100.00%)

Return to top

Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (100 %)

Return to top


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.

Return to top

Target Population

Gender and age: Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
Return to top



Return to top

Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

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.


  • None Selected
Return to top
Return to top

Associated Projects (If applicable)

Return to top