UNICEF Canada - Prairie Region
Girls Scholarship Program
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Kenya | Amount: $30,000 | Funded in 2009/2010
This Girls Education in Kenya project includes a Scholarship Program to Send Girls to Secondary School. It provides girls from rural, nomadic communities in northeastern Kenya with equal opportunities to compete for placements in universities and other post-secondary training.
Spread the Net, Malaria Prevention Project
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Liberia | Amount: $24,876 | Funded in 2009/2010
The Spread the Net – Malaria Prevention project will support the purchase and distribution of 500,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in Liberia and Rwanda. MCIC funds will contribute to the purchasing and distribution of the nets, along with education on their use and effectiveness to prevent malaria in targeted areas.
Bikes for Health
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $47,809 | Funded in 2011/2012
Bikes for Health is a national initiative in Zimbabwe to provide transportation to community health workers. This low-cost, green and sustainable transport improves health program delivery as workers can cover their 20-km regions quickly and connect with more clients.
Bikes for Health
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $57,965 | Funded in 2012/2013
Bikes for Health is a nation-wide initiative to provide community-based health workers with transportation to improve health in Zimbabwe. Bicycles provide low cost, green and sustainable means of transportation that allow village health care workers to cover their 20 km region with greater efficiency bringing health care to more people in less time.
Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunizations
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $33968 | Funded in 2013-14
This project aims to improve the well-being and survival of children under five years of age in Tanzania, by focusing on delivery of cost-effective, life-saving nutrition and health services and building the capacity of local actors to intervene effectively with the hardest-to-reach populations.
Pneumonia Treatment Initiative
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $38,088 | Funded in 2014-15
The Project aims to reduce the number of under-five childhood deaths in 6 Districts of Tanzania by targeting interventions for pneumonia. The project will supply community health care centers and major health centers with training and medical equipment for treating and diagnosing severe cases of pneumonia. Approximately 32,000 children are expected to benefit from the project each year.
Supporting the Needs of Women and Children Affected by the Ebola Crisis in West Africa
Fund: Relief and Rehabilitation Fund | Country: Liberia | Amount: $70,000 | Funded in 2014-15
The project seeks to support UNICEF’s efforts to stop, treat and respond to the Ebola outbreak by providing medical and essential supplies and training, implementing social mobilization activities, ensuring access to essential services (including health, nutrition, water and sanitation) and reinforcing prevention and preparedness activities in at risk West African countries. _ Photo: A woman helps a young boy wash his hands in disinfecting chlorine solution, at their home in Conakry, Guinea. Credit: © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0083/UNMEER Martine Perret Photographer: UNMEER Martine Perret_