Total impact of this commitment:
# of lives affected: Over 836,000 lives saved of children < 5 in 25 countries during 2007 (est.)
Amt. of funds raised: $304.2 million YTD
# of poor who gained access to care: Over 18.5 million in 3 countries by 12/2007
# of poor who gained access to jobs: Over 62,000 health workers trained in 6 countries by 12/2007
Funds raised for maternal/child health: $304.2 million YTD
# of patients receiving emergency/primary healthcare: Over 18.5 million in 3 countries by 12/2007
# of countries receiving emergency/primary healthcare: 25
- Estimated reduction of Ghana's U5MR by 4 percent from a single integrated Child Survival Health Campaign. More than 90 percent of children under five were reached with measles and polio immunization, vitamin A supplementation, and deworming. 2.1 million children under the age of two years received insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs).
- To capitalize on this progress, a second large campaign was conducted in Ghana's three Northern regions in May 2007, which feature the heaviest concentrations of impoverished, underserved children and families. Services provided included immunization for measles, Vitamin A, ITN distribution/re-treatment of old bed nets, and birth registration.
- Sub-national Child Survival activities in Mali are estimated to have saved 2,900 child lives per year, and covered almost 3 million children for routine healthcare in 2006/2007. 2,240,116 children were dewormed through Child Survival activities during the period of June 2006 through June 2007, representing a coverage rate above 80 percent. By the end of 2007, twenty-six districts will be covered by the 'jumpstart' package, covering a total population of more than 7 million people, including 1,260 million children under five years old and 350,000 pregnant women.
- Child Survival capacity-building workshops held in Senegal and Mali during the first half of 2007 trained
more than 100 participants from 6 country governments, their health ministries and academic institutions.
- Key metrics: over 836,000 lives saved of children under 5 in 25 countries during 2007 (est.); over 18.5 million poor people in 3 countries will gain access to care by December 2007; over 62,000 health workers will be trained in six countries by December 2007; raised $304.2 million in funds for maternal and child health.
- Reviewed progress with country representatives toward reaching the MDGs in sub-Saharan Africa, and began developing strategies and action plans for UNICEF support.
- Established full commitment of Government of Mali, Madagascar, and Ghana to the CS framework after meeting with respective government, technical, and financial partners to prepare for the adoption of CS framework on a national basis.
- Developed first draft of national CS implementation plans and budgets in Mali, Madagascar, and Ghana.
- Enhanced further development by all partners of Madagascar Health Sector Development Plan and specified planning/budgeting to the government. UNICEF's assistance provided the basis for a negotiated 17% health budget increase by Madagascar's Minister of Health.
- Developed a 5-Year National Strategic Plan and Program of Work (POW) in Ghana, committing the Government to specific 'High Impact, Rapid Delivery' (HIRD) activities.
- Placed National CS goals in Mali, Ghana, and Madagascar regarding Under-5 Child Mortality Rate: a) Mali: reduce by 35% by 2008, and to 54% by 2010 from 1990 levels; Ghana: reduce by 38.7% by 2008, 41.6% by 2010 from 1990 levels; and Madagascar: reduce by 41% by 2008 from 1990 levels.
- Developed and finalized a national strategic plan for Child Survival in Mali as the result of national workshop.
- The second bi-annual National Mother and Child Health Week campaign held across Madagascar during the first week of April 2007, sponsored by UNICEF and the Malagasy Government's Ministry of Health.
- The national 'Child Health Promotion Week' campaign was held in Ghana from May 7 - 11, 2007. The weeklong campaign was conducted under Ghana's national Child Survival strategy, implemented in cooperation between Ghana's Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and other partners.
- An estimated 4.1 million children and 2.8 million women were reached with services, including immunization, vitamin A, de-worming tablets, anti-malarial treatment, tetanus and folic acid for mothers, and insecticide-treated bed nets.
- Plans are in the works to: develop and implement of Child Survival strategic plans and nation-wide activities for all remaining 22 countries, as similar to the above examples of Mali, Madagascar, and Ghana.