Support for Immunization in Tanzania

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,000,000
Timeframe: November 18, 2010 - December 31, 2012
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 3,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (40 %)

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (40 %)

Primary Health Care (20 %)

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Through this project, CIDA is supporting UNICEF to improve the cold chain capacity and storage for vaccines at the national and regional levels, in response to a critical shortage of vaccine storage at these levels. UNICEF’s activities are part of the broader framework of support for immunization services in Tanzania, namely the Government of Tanzania’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), which aims to reduce childhood morbidity, mortality and disability in Tanzania. CIDA’s support is building on and reinforcing the longstanding partnership between UNICEF and the Government of Tanzania aimed at building the capacity of the Government of Tanzania for vaccine forecasting, procurement and management.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of April 2012 include: six walk-in cold rooms (now storing 26,350 litres of vaccine, including against tuberculosis, polio, measles, and tetanus) were procured, distributed, and installed at the national level ; and walk-in cold rooms and generators were procured for all 26 regions. In addition, all health workers in all health facilities across the country received training to improve immunization services. By ensuring that adequate and functional cold chain storage for vaccines are available and capacity for cold chain management at the national and regional levels in mainland Tanzania are adequate, this project will help to reduce child mortality from 91 to 54 per 1,000 live births.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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