Grant to WHO for the Health System Strengthening Programme 2104 -2015 in Mozambique

Duration: 2014-2015

Budget: 1.057.897€

The World Health Organisation (WHO) wants to improve access to reproductive health systems for women in southern African countries.
The present project ties in with the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS 2014-2019) for Mozambique and is the successor of a previous project that was financed by Flanders within the framework of WHO CCS 2009-2011. The Human Resources for Health (HRH) component comes under the cluster for reinforcing the health system.

With fewer than 1 doctor and only 3 nurses/midwives per 10,000 inhabitants (WHO, 2009) Mozambique has one of the lowest densities of health workers in Africa. This shortage is even reinforced by the unequal geographical spread.
The very low staff capacity is considered to be the most important barrier by far to progress in the healthcare sector and is acknowledged as the largest problem in achieving the millennium development goals.

The Ministry of Health of Mozambique has set up a development plan ‘Human Resources for Health’ to double the number of health workers per 1,000 inhabitants by 2015. The plan also envisages a reinforcement of HR planning and HR management at all levels.

The present project ties in with the WHO CCS 2014-2019 and is the successor of a previous project that was financed by Flanders within the framework of WHO CCS 2009-2011. The Human Resources for Health (HRH) component comes under the cluster for reinforcing the health system.