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Evaluation of the Flemish supported programmes: "Building institutional capacity at Instituto Nacional de Saúde to strengthen the evidence base of the public health system in Mozambique - phase 1 and 2" - Acronym BICMINS

Departement internationaal Vlaanderen
Field of Expertise:
Health Service Delivery; PHC/MNCH/RH/Nutrition/W&S; Reproductive Health / Maternal health / newborn health
Narrative description of project:
The Government of Flanders – Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) - supports the Government of Mozambique towards a better health status for the Mozambican population.
The Mozambican National Health Institute (Instituto Nacional de Saúde – INS) was identified as main partner for strengthening health research and monitoring in the country. Flanders is supporting the INS in Mozambique and the Institute for Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Belgium for the implementation of the project. The project was originally designed for a period of 5 years, divided in 3 phases, with the first phase starting in 2012. The total budget for the complete project (phases 1, 2 and 3) was estimated at 6.8 million Euros.
The general objective of the BICMINS project is to structurally strengthen the rational basis and the national ownership of health policies and practices in Mozambique.
The purpose of the project is to build individual and institutional capacity at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS) of Mozambique, enabling it to provide, in a structural and sustainable way, the evidence base and the expertise for rational health policies and practices – in accordance with the INS Strategic Plan for 2010-2014. The project aims to contribute to creating a conducive labour environment for INS staff members at all levels and functions in order to enable the INS fulfilling its mission and making it an attractive employer.