Project profile — Support to COVID-19 Prevention, Surveillance and Containment in Mozambique


Clinton Health Access Initiative
2020-10-29 - 2023-04-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (100.00%)

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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project aims to improve Mozambique’s public health sector knowledge, capacity, and surge response for forecasting/modelling, testing, diagnosis, contact tracing, and public health policy formulation to reduce mortality and morbidity from the COVID-19 pandemic. This project provides technical assistance, seconded staff and financial assistance to Mozambique’s National Health Institute to support COVID-19 prevention and containment. Project activities include: (1) modelling and forecasting disease; (2) procuring testing kits and establishing “walk-thru” testing centres in high-risk communities with COVID-19 outbreaks; (3) providing infection control/prevention by augmenting contact tracing, transporting test samples for processing and rapid diagnostics (the latter when available); and (4) providing health worker support, including training and personal protective equipment.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased effectiveness of the Government of Mozambique's response with sensitivity to vulnerable populations, including women who bear a unique burden in the face of the pandemic; and (2) improved responsiveness and gender-sensitivity of health system planning and policies adequately adapted to the Mozambican context, ensuring the Mozambique government is responsive to the evolving pandemic with the latest evidence and technology to best serve its population and high-risk groups.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) procured 163,464 coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits for the National Institute of Health, accounting for 30% of the national volume of tests. This provided critical support to the Government of Mozambique’s response to the second wave of the pandemic; (2) set up three additional labs in Mozambique to conduct conventional COVID-19 testing, increasing the number of labs to 10 nationwide; and (3) established one pilot test site for high-risk groups, with 162 rapid COVID-19 tests conducted for truck drivers at the Beira Border.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
30-01-2024 Disbursement $500,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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