Supporting the Cabo Delgado Health Plan

Projet terminé

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.


Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Cabo Delgado Province

Système de santé primaire
Renforcement des systèmes de santé
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.

Groupes cibles
  • 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.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • 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.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Institution étatique étrangère
  • Sub-National State SouthEast

Autres partenaires

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

Transversal themes

Gender and HIV/AIDS.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    3’782’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    3’707’896
Phases du projet Phase 2 01.04.2017 - 31.12.2021   (Phase en cours)

Phase 1 01.12.2010 - 30.06.2017   (Completed)