Mozambique

Mozambique
Population (World Bank, 2016)
28,829,476
HIV Prevalence (PEPFAR, 2017)
13%

In Mozambique, NASTAD provides technical assistance (TA) and capacity building support to CDC-Mozambique and the Mozambique Ministry of Health (MISAU) at Provincial and District levels to improve the government and local partners’ ability to conduct essential public health management functions to control the HIV epidemic in support of an AIDS-free generation. NASTAD has been working in three provinces (Cabo Delgado, Gaza and Zambezia) since 2014 providing capacity building and TA to the provincial health departments (DPSs).

NASTAD developed an Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) process—utilizing and modifying several existing organizational capacity assessment tools—to build the provinces’ capacity. The OCA tool is administered through a participatory and structured process which allows the DPS and other workshop participants to assess and reflect on their current management performance along the following leadership and management domains: planning & coordination, provincial and district supervision, quality improvement, financial management, supply chain management, laboratory services, human resource management and in-service training, and health information system. The OCA process is developed and implemented with the purpose that it can be replicated on an annual basis by the DPS and other provinces in Mozambique, to identify specific capacity needs and priorities, and formulate an effective and actionable response.  The OCA includes several activities that provide greater clarity of key issues and strengths, and serve to validate and triangulate data for better results.

Following the successful completion of the provincial OCA and action planning processes in the three provinces, NASTAD has been tasked by CDC-Mozambique to support the development and implementation of a tailored Applied Public Health Leadership and Management Training program to address organizational and technical capacity gaps identified in the OCA and action planning process.  The training program will strengthen DPSs capacity to successfully fulfill its core functions of planning, implementing, and monitoring HIV and AIDS and public health activities in the province, leading to improved planning, coordination, mobilization and utilization of resources and greater access to services and health outcomes.

Activities & Projects

    • Organizational Capacity Self-Assessment and Action Planning Workshop
     

    • This facilitated workshop process builds on a desk review and helps provincial health department staff to identify priority areas for capacity-development support. The self-assessment process provides points for discussion and focus for follow-on priority-setting and action planning sessions.

    • Provincial Performance Monitoring Standards and Metrics
     

    • Applied Public Health Leadership and Management Training