Strengthening the Cold Chain and Basic Health Services in the Northern Regions

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: June 11, 2015 - March 31, 2018
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mali - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (60 %)

Primary Health Care (40 %)

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The purpose of the project is to help to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality by implementing an effective immunization program. This program is based on strengthening the cold chain thanks to solar-powered equipment. Project activities include: (1) equipping health centres with solar refrigerators to allow the preservation and distribution of vaccines and drugs; (2) training workers to install and maintain solar-powered equipment and to manage vaccines and biomedical waste; (3) equipping health centres with essential drugs and materials to provide emergency neonatal and obstetric care; and (4) training service providers in childhood diseases and emergency care. This project aims to improve the health status of women and children living in the targeted regions.

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Target Population

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

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes of this project include: (1) building the capacity of health service providers to meet the needs of people in the Northern regions, especially mothers, newborns and children; and (2) building the capacity of health care workers to manage the procurement of vaccines, drugs and cold-chain equipment.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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