Enhanced Child Health Days

Enhanced Child Health Days

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by UNICEF, the “Improved Child Health Days” project targets children under the age of 5 in 15 African countries, including seven West African countries (Benin, Chad, Burkina Faso , Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Togo). This project aims to improve the survival and well-being of children under the age of five in 15 African countries. It seeks to deliver cost-effective life-saving nutrition and health services to children through semi-annual outreach events, also known as Child Health Days. These outreach events are designed to deliver health and nutrition services to children who would not normally be reached by the regular health care system. The most common services provided by these outreach events are vitamin A supplementation to prevent blindness and reduce child mortality rates, immunizations to prevent common childhood illnesses, and de-worming medication to improve the nutrition and general health of children.

Global objective

  • Améliorer le bien-être et la survie des enfants de moins de cinq ans dans 15 pays africains par l’augmentation de la couverture d’interventions critiques en matière de santé et de nutrition.

Duration

4 years : 31/10/2016 - 31/12/2020

Localisation

Le projet se déroule dans 15 pays africains dont sept pays ouest-africain : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée, Sierra Leone, Togo et Tchad.

Budget

70 million CAD

Implementation

UNICEF

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Country

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Chad
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo

Topics

  • Education
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Nutrition
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth

Targets

  • Children aged under 5 years
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households

Scales

  • Local
  • National

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 10