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Project Fact Sheet for YH002-02

Project / Programme Title
Young Child Nutrition, Health and Development
Brief Project Description
The Young Child Nutrition, Health and Development Project seeks to strengthen the capacities of health workers to manage childhood illnesses and effectively respond to emergency situations. It also aims at expanding child health services with particular focus on reducing mortality rates and improving the quality of life of children living with HIV/AIDS. Between 2002 and 2006, the project will strengthen the implementation of provincial and district health sector development plans and contribute to the efforts of the sub national levels to deliver good quality integrated health services for young children. To avoid “vertical” interventions, support will be entirely based on the needs/gaps identified in provincial and district sectoral plans. The project will also support the development, implementation and monitoring of a Child Nutrition and Health community component, using participatory approaches and will also work to guide health workers to view childcare in a more comprehensive way. In 2006, the project will strengthen and build the skills of health workers through various training activities, expand integrated community-based child health and communication activities including social mobilisation in 15 districts in 3 provinces and provide technical support for scaling up the care, treatment, and support services for children and their parents living with HIV/AIDS in 23 supported sites and 8 new sites. In addition, the project will conduct immunisation activities in 15 high risk areas in 5 provinces ensuring adequate vaccine management procedures, accurate data collection and enhancing service delivery. Malaria prevention will be addressed through the distribution of 250,000 ITNs to children under five and pregnant women in 57 targeted districts in the provinces of Niassa, Gaza, Tete, Zambezia, Sofala and Manica and social mobilisation activities. In the area of nutrition, increased coverage of vitamin A supplements, access to iodised salt, integrated supplementary feeding in drought-affected/food insecure areas and the implementation of the updated protocol on the treatment of severe malnutrition will be promoted. The project will also contribute to the prevention and control of epidemics by promoting hygiene education, building the capacity of health workers and ensuring contingency supplies.
Donor Agency / UN Agency
Government Counterparts

Project Information

Project Status
Mozambican Project Number
Fonte de Recurso
Actual Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Planned Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
National / Regional
Type of Implementation
Project Contact Person
Roberto De Bernardi | 
Project Internet Link
UNICEF currently operates in Mozambique within the framework of a five-year Country Programme (CP) of Cooperation with the Government of Mozambique (2002-2006), which is fully aligned with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the same period. The CP is articulated around five programmes: (1) Nutrition and Health; (2) Basic Education; (3) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion; (4) Special Protection; and (5) Social Policy, Advocacy and Communication. The planned budget for the 2002-2006 CP is US$ 86.3 million, comprising of US$ 36.3 million in core resource (Regular Resources) and US$ 50 million in non-core resource (Other Resources). Other Resources are subject to availability of funds and are raised by UNICEF at global, regional and country level to implement the CP from various sources, including Governments and private sector (National Committee for UNICEF). In addition to RR and OR, UNICEF also receives Emergency Funds to support emergency response activities, which are mainstreamed across all programmes in the CP. UNICEF resources are used in Mozambique according to three broad categories: cash (cash given to Government or Civil Society Organisation to implement the CP), supply (supply procured for the Government and Civil Society Organisations to implement the CP), and Technical Assistance & Staff costs. Cash represents about 55% of the resources used, while supply represents about 20% and technical assistance about 25%. Financial figures reported here include all these three categories and refer to RR, OR and Emergency Funds for the period 2002 to 2006. Details about the specific use of funds can be provided by UNICEF Office in Maputo upon request. In the spirit of alignment and harmonisation, the United Nations Country Team in Mozambique has fully aligned the content and cycle of the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) with the PARPA II, developing a three-year framework for 2007-2009. Within this framework, UNICEF developed a new Country Programme of Cooperation with the Government for the period 2007 to 2009. The planned Budget for the three-year new CP is US$ 88.6 million, comprising of US$ 22.6 million RR and US$ 66 million OR. Under the new Country Programme, UNICEF will build upon the strengths of the current CP to support national efforts in the priority areas of Young Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and HIV/AIDS. Two other areas of Child Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships for Children’s Rights will also form the core of the new CP. Particular focus will be given to accelerating activities to support children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and also to the piloting of integrated initiatives on 'childfriendly' schools and support to orphans and vulnerable children, aimed at providing sustainable models for national scale-up. The new CP will be implemented by Government line ministries at the national and subnational levels, in partnership with multi-lateral and bilateral partners, NGOs and communities, in order to reduce existing disparities and ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised children are reached. Details about the new CP will be included in the database starting 1 January 2007.  

Funding Information

Aid Modality
Sector Program
Type of Funding
On/Off Budget
Off Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
3,533,228 EUR
4,484,000 EUR
950,772 EUR
Historic Funding
3,705,237 EUR
4,702,300 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements 1st Quarter
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
Disbursements 4th Quarter


Channel of Delivery
  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • CUAMM-Italia
  • DPS Inhambane
  • DPS Manica
  • DPS Maputo
  • DPS Nampula
  • DPS Niassa
  • DPS Sofala
  • DPS Tete
  • DPS Zambézia
  • EC
  • Hope for African Children Initiative
  • Medicus Mundi Catalunya
  • Ministry of Health, departamento de recursos humanos
  • PSU
12200 Basic Health
  • Child Mortality
  • Health
  • HIV/AIDS and Malaria
Focal Regions