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Reduce vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in poor countries in a sustainable way using innovative financing approach
The UK will provide support for global polio eradication over six years for the interruption of polio transmission in the remaining endemic countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria), to outbreak control , to strengthening routine immunisation coverage rates , and the establishment of legacy planning to ensure eradication is sustained resulting in health gains beyond polio. The UK’s support will enable the full vaccination of more than 360 million children, so contributing to the achievement of child mortality and maternal health MDGs.
To provide increased coverage with essential reproductive, maternal and child health services in DFID-supported health zones. To increase coverage with essential health services in 52 DFID-supported health zones in five provinces (Nord Ubangi, Kasai-Centrale, Kasai, Maniema, Tshopo). This will benefit over 9 million Congolese citizens, and contributes towards achievement of MDGs through the delivery of services to improve reproductive, maternal and child health
To improve reproductive, maternal, new born and child health services to the population of Punjab (Pb) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), which comprises 70% of the total population in Pakistan.
Results-Based Financing (RBF) approaches implemented by partners as a key mechanism to improve the demand for and utilisation of health services, especially by pregnant women and children. Increase the volume and quality of cost effective basic health services, especially maternal and child health services
To support a resilient health system in Zimbabwe that is equipped to deliver quality sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition services. In total the programme will benefit 5.4 million women and children in Zimbabwe and help save over 13,000 lives.
To improve the health system in Ghana, by providing the Ministry of Health and its agencies with financial aid, materials, goods and technical assistance. This support will improve coverage and quality of primary care services and create a sustainable health system, supporting Ghana to reduce child and maternal mortality and make progress towards universal health coverage.
To contribute to the global effort to eliminate blinding trachoma. The UK is providing £50m over 5 years to support the implementation of Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial Cleanliness and Environment improvements (SAFE) activities to prevent , control and treat trachoma in a number of high-burden countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with up to 455,000 people receiving surgical procedures to prevent blindness and up to 22m people protected from blinding trachoma through antibiotic distribution
To reduce morbidity and mortality in up to ten African countries by delivering a total of 203.5 million treatments for Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminths.
To increase utilisation of reproductive, maternal and child health and nutrition services in Somalia by strengthening the national health systems. This will benefit around 3.4 million people, including 700,000 children <5yrs, 200,000 pregnant women, 135,000 breastfeeding women. This contributes towards our MDGs by improving human development outcomes and will result in reduced; maternal mortality (10%), child mortality (15%) and underweight children (10%) by March 2016.