Cabo Verde - Emergency Assistance to Support Cabo Verde Preparedness and Response Plan to Fight the Zika Virus Outbreak

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Sep 2016
Signature Date 08 Dec 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Commitment U.A 743,864.97
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project is an exceptional assistance operation to combat the Zika epidemic in Cape Verde. It aims to strengthen Cabo Verde's ability to prevent, detect, control and strengthen the response to the outbreak of Zika virus disease and other mosquito-borne viral diseases. The intervention will consist of supporting the Government of Cape Verde in the implementation of its preparedness and response plan. This plan will be implemented within one year at a total cost of € 2,436,200. It consists of six main components focused on preparation, detection, response, monitoring and research. It will be implemented under the leadership of WHO in collaboration with key technical and operational partners in the health field. In addition, research institutes will actively participate in the production of scientific information and relevant evidence to guide public health interventions.

Project Objectives

The ultimate goal of this project is to prevent and reduce Zika virus morbidity and complications through rapid identification and effective management of cases and contacts, effective social mobilization and psychosocial support to affected communities. Specifically, the project will support the implementation of the National Repair, Response and Recovery Plan.


The beneficiaries of the project are the Government of the Republic of Cape Verde and the people.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Ministry of Health (MOH) Cabo Verde
World Health Organization (WHO)


IATI identifier 46002-P-CV-IB0-004
Last Update 01 Apr 2023


Contact Details


Geographic Location

Country Cape Verde
Coordinates Location Name
16 -24 Cape Verde