The Eliminate Project-Support to the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination

Reporting Organization:UNICEF Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 5,000,000
Timeframe: May 1, 2015 - December 28, 2018
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Samantha Ash
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Pakistan - $ 1,050,000.00 (21.00%)

South Sudan - $ 1,050,000.00 (21.00%)

Chad - $ 900,000.00 (18.00%)

Sudan (the) - $ 900,000.00 (18.00%)

Kenya - $ 600,000.00 (12.00%)

Canada - $ 500,000.00 (10.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (50 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (30 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (20 %)

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The Project aims to reduce the incidence of child and maternal mortality in targeted countries through maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE). Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a deadly disease that affects women and children in developing countries. When women give birth in unhygienic circumstances, both mother and baby are at risk of contracting tetanus if they are not protected by vaccination. By ensuring the appropriate three-dose tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccination to women of reproductive age, clean delivery and cord care practices, and increasing MNT surveillance and access to health care, this investment will make a clear contribution to improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).

With Canada’s support, UNICEF Canada is providing tetanus vaccine to at least 3,401,448 women of reproductive age and their future newborns in Pakistan, Sudan, Chad, Kenya and South Sudan. Project activities include: (1) distributing vaccines and supplies for supplemental immunization activities; (2) strengthening of the cold chain to transport vaccines and supplies; (3) promoting clean delivery practices, routine immunization and antenatal care; (4) developing and implementing national plans of action, training and support for health workers; and (5) strengthening surveillance of MNTE to monitor and evaluate progress.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females
Total Direct Population: 4,676,343
Total Indirect Population: 35,041
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Tools and Trainings
Vaccines procured
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The ultimate outcome of this Project is reduced child and maternal mortality from MNT in targeted countries (Pakistan, Sudan, Kenya, Chad and South Sudan). The expected results for this project include: (1) increased number of countries have progressed towards and validated MNT elimination; and (2) increased understanding by Canadians of MNCH, the value of MNTE to save children’s lives, and Canada’s leadership role on these issues.

Increased engagement of Canadians in sharing MNTE results

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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