Supporting the Cabo Delgado Health Plan

Proyecto terminado

The health status of men and women is improved through the increased utilization of health services in the Capo Delgado province as a consequence of better health related knowledge in the communities. A gender sensitive approach will address men and women alike. Expected outcomes: (1)Health promotion workers and other MISAU personal are able to involve the communities in a participatory way; (2) MISAU personnel (incl. health promotion workers) has been strengthened in their planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting capacities; (3) Health promotion workers are able to reach and live in the communities through the availability of transport and housing.


Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Cabo Delgado Province

Atención primaria de salud
Fortalecimiento del sistema sanitario
01.12.2010 - 30.06.2017
CHF  3’782’000

Mozambique covers a large territorial surface, with eleven provinces characterized by social inter and intra-regional inequalities.

The Cabo Delgado province in the North of the country is one of the poorest provinces and the burden of diseases is high. Many children suffer and die from preventable and treatable diseases such as malaria and diarrhea, while deaths among adults are mainly due to pregnancy related complications and AIDS. Reasons include the low accessibility and utilization of the health system due to poor infrastructure coverage and quality, and a health seeking behaviour still strongly guided by traditional beliefs.

There is a need for the formal health system to develop additional strategies to reach communities, such as community-based approaches and health communication approaches. In this regard, Cabo Delgado is the first province to develop a Provincial Health Promotion Plan out of the National Strategy - both received substantial support from Swiss Cooperation.


Contribute to improve health status of the population in the Cabo Delgado province in Northern Mozambique.

Grupos destinarios
  • Provincial Department of Health of Cabo Delgado, 17 District Health Services, Ministry of Women and Social Action of the Province of Cabo Delgado as direct beneficiaries.
  • The whole population of the Province, 1,6 million people, with a particular focus to the poor and rural population are indirect beneficiaries.
  • Build capacity of health staff in all 17 Districts in community involvement approaches.
  • Build capacity in planning, monitoring and evaluation and budgeting systems of the Provincial Health Directorate staff.
  • Provide means of transport to all 17 Districts for the health promotion area.
  • Construction of staff houses in 10 Districts of the Province.

Resultados previstos:  

  • Increase knowledge of the population in Cabo Delgado province on healthy lifestyle and prevention of major diseases.
  • Health promotion workers and other Health Provincial Directorate personnel will be able to approach and involve communities in a participatory manner.
  • A conducive working environment for health promotion workers will be created.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Institución estatal extrangera
  • Sub-National State SouthEast

Otras contrapartes

NGO’s, private and research institutions operating in the province with expertise in community based approaches.

Transversal themes

Gender and HIV/AIDS.

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    3’782’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    3’707’896
Fases del proyecto Fase 2 01.04.2017 - 31.05.2022   (Fase en curso)

Fase 1 01.12.2010 - 30.06.2017   (Completed)