|Approval Date||18 Oct 2001|
|Signature Date||23 Nov 2001|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||12110|
The Health Care Improvement Project (Health Project II) is part of the national health policy. It aims at improving the health status of the population, in general, especially the most vulnerable and poorest groups in Tillabéri and Tahoua regions (3 600 000 inhabitants). The health problems of about 720,000 women of childbearing age, 360 000 children below five (5) years of age and 540,000 adolescents should be handled. The project focus on the development of primary health care and the promotion of community participation, control of diseases including HIV/AIDS, and the strengthening of the maintenance system. Furthermore, it should contribute to improving health coverage through the construction of 14 IHCs type I, two (2) IHCs type II and two (2) DHs and the rehabilitation/extension of two (2) DHs, and one IHC type II. The project consists of five components, namely: (i) improvement of health coverage; (ii) promotion of reproductive health, (iii) control of diseases and STI/HIV/AIDS; (iv) strengthening of the maintenance system; and (v) project management.
The sectoral objective of the project is to contribute to improving the health of the population of Niger, and to poverty reduction. The specific objective of the project is to contribute to reducing morbidity and mortality due to poor health coverage, reproductive health problems, and major diseases such as malaria, respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, STI/HIV/AIDS, and malnutrition.
The population of Tahoua (1.7 million inhabitants) and Tillabéri (1.9 million inhabitants) regions, or a total of 3.6 million inhabitants (36% of the national population), are the main beneficiaries of the project in that most of the project resources are be concentrated in these areas. However, the entire population of Niger (10.1 million) should be beneficiaries of the activities relating to nutrition, reproductive health and strengthening of the maintenance system. Furthermore, the population of Maradi region (1.9 million inhabitants) should benefit from AIDS control activities. The most vulnerable population, namely mothers and their children below five years old, youths and nomads, are the main beneficiaries.
African Development Fund
Government Of Niger
Ministry of Public Health (MSP)
|Last Update||09 Aug 2020|