Project profile — Prevention and Control of Chagas and Leishmaniasis Diseases in Honduras


Government of Honduras - Ministry of Finance
2011-04-29 - 2019-06-28
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Honduras (71.55%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (28.45%)


• Basic Health: Infectious disease control (12250) (71.55%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Sectors not specified (99810) (28.45%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project's objective is to improve the health conditions of the rural population at risk of vector-transmitted diseases through support to the Honduran National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Chagas Disease and Leishmaniasis. The purpose is to support reduction or elimination of the transmission of Chagas and Leishmaniasis diseases and to facilitate access to necessary treatment for vulnerable, priority populations. In coordination with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Global Affairs Canada provides technical and financial support to the Honduran Ministry of Health in the implementation of its Strategy, while at the same time, it develops the Ministry's institutional capacity to manage its vector-borne disease programs as a whole.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) elimination of the most frequent form of vectoral transmission of Chagas disease (the beetle Rhodnius prolixus); (2) reduction of household infestation by the beetle Triatoma dimidiata from 30% to 5% in Chagas endemic areas; (3) provision of medical treatment from 90% to 100% of all children under 15 years of age with Chagas disease in endemic areas; (4) reduction by 75% in the number of cases of non-ulcerated Leishmaniasis; (5) increased number of infected individuals receiving treatment for Leishmaniasis from 1,250 to 3,600 in departments of intervention; and (6) maintaining 100% screening of all blood donations for Chagas disease at national blood banks.

Results achieved 

Results achieved by the Honduran Ministry of Health with the support of the Government of Canada as of March 2017: (1) the fumigation of 487,133 households to eliminate vector insects carriers of Chagas and Leishmaniosis diseases; (2) 281 communities implemented surveillance systems for Chagas and Leishmaniosis diseases; (3) 28,606 pregnant women in high endemic areas for Chagas disease were screened for this disease; (4) no reported infestation of the Rhodnius prolixus vector, marking it the sixth consecutive year of being free of this vector across Honduras.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $6,090,560
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Sector budget support
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