Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Assistance to Support the Guinea-Bissau Preparedness and Response Plan to Fight the Zika Virus Outbreak

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Sep 2016
Signature Date 22 Feb 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Commitment U.A 737,001.14
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present Emergency Assistance project is to support Guinea Bissau to implement their Preparedness and Response plan, which aims at strengthening the country capacity to detect and adequately respond to Zika, and other mosquito-borne viral diseases. This funding will complement the efforts of government and other partners to mobilize and involve all sectors, including civil society and communities to develop a coordinated and effective response to the outbreak. The plan has six (6) major components focusing on preparedness, detection, response, monitoring and research. The plan will be jointly implemented in collaboration with key technical and operational partners led by the WHO. In addition, research institutions will actively participate in generating the relevant scientific information and evidence to guide public health response. It will be implemented within a period of one year for a total cost of US$ 2,300,000. Given that other partners will contribute to the financing of this plan, the Banks assistance under this project will be limited to 1 million US$ for the following three (3) components: (i) Strengthening legislation, coordination and social empowerment. (ii) Strengthen prevention and preparedness for timely detection. (iii) Strengthen response to Zika virus and other arbovirus outbreaks.

Project Objectives

The ultimate goal of this project is to strengthen Guinea Bissau’s capacity to prevent, detect, control and strengthen response towards Zika virus disease outbreak and other mosquito-borne viral diseases. Specifically, the project will seek to scale up the implementation of IDSR at the national and regional levels in order to fulfil IHR requirements. This will be achieved through strengthening of surveillance, laboratory, response capacities at each level of the health system. The project will also support the implementation of the National Preparedness, Response and Recovery Plan.


The beneficiary of the project is the Government of Guinea Bissau.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds


IATI identifier 46002-P-GW-IB0-004
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name SANOGO Ibrahim

Geographic Location

Country Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates Location Name
12 -15 Guinea-Bissau