Djibouti - Health Sector Skills Building Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Dec 2016
Signature Date 06 Feb 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 73010
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 6,307,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The health sector skills building support project aims to support Government effort to improve access to quality and affordable health care services by the population of Djibouti, while promoting inclusion and gender equality. It's a response to a request by the Government of Djibouti in 2015 for support in financing the construction of the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) hospital. The main expected outcomes are: (i) qualitative and quantitative strengthening, and human resources development: training of medical (53), paramedical (236), psychosocial (2), administrative (25), and maintenance (15) staff; (ii) improvement of access to health insurance by the population through the availability of quality health care services that are adapted to the needs of policy holders; (iii) reduction of the very high cost (USD 6 million per annum) of medical evacuations or even their elimination in the long run; and (iv) reinforcement of medical equipment maintenance. The project comprises three components, namely: (i) Human Resource Development; (ii) Support for the Operationalization of Universal Health Insurance and the Functioning of Health Facilities, including the Future CNSS Hospital; and (iii) Project Management.

Project Objectives

The project’s general objective is to back Government’s efforts to improve access to quality and affordable health care by the people of Djibouti. The specific objectives are to: (i) develop human resources for health (medical specialists, paramedics, managers and maintenance specialists) and place a wide range of medical specialties at the disposal of the population; (ii) reduce the cost of evacuating patients abroad for specialized medical care; and (iii) enable the functioning of health facilities.


Project activities will benefit the country’s entire population (approximately 800 000). Staff trained within the project framework will work in the country’s structures. Furthermore, the project will support the development of Universal Health Insurance and the Maintenance Centre, both of which will benefit the Djibouti population, in general, and vulnerable groups (children, women and senior citizens), in particular. The project will benefit persons other than those covered by medical insurance, thus extending quality services to them.

Participating Organization

Ministère de l'Economie, des Finances et de la Planification
Government Of Djibouti
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-DJ-KE0-001
Last Update 01 Apr 2023


Contact Details

Name Joséphine Aissatou NDAO

Geographic Location

Country Djibouti
Coordinates Location Name
11.58901 43.14503 Djibouti