SolidarMed programme contribution South 2015 - 2016

Progetto concluso

Taking the particular vulnerabilities of the population of rural areas in southern and eastern Africa, with a particular focus on poverty-related diseases. into account and in consideration of the existing Millennium Development Goals as well as emerging global health challenges, SolidarMed contributes towards the following thematic goals:

  1. The burden of disease due to malaria, HIV, TB and other diseases is reduced
  2. The health of pregnant women, mothers and newborns is improved
  3. The health of children is improved
Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Africa meridionale e orientale
Tanzania, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia
Assistenza sanitaria primaria
Rafforzamento dei sistemi sanitari
Malattie sessualmente trasmissibili, HIV/AIDS inclusi
01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016
CHF 5'400'000

Whilst globally, the health of children has improved significantly (7.7 million deaths in 2010 compared to the 11.9 million deaths in 1990), the health of women and mothers (251 deaths per 100‘000 births) is stagnating and deserves significantly more attention and funding. The global commitment to combating infectious diseases (particularly in the areas of HIV, malaria and TB) has paid off and achieved very positive results: Malaria mortality has dropped by more than a third since 2004; the num­ber of people undergoing antiretroviral therapy has risen from 2 to over 6 million; the number of new HIV infections has begun to fall for the first time, particularly amongst children.


SolidarMed improves health care for 1.5 million people in southern and eastern Africa.

Outcome goals:

  1. The burden of disease due to malaria, HIV, TB and other diseases is reduced.
  2. The health of pregnant women, mothers and newborns is improved.
  3. The health of children is improved.


Gruppi target

SolidarMed’s health programmes primarily target the population of rural areas in southern and eastern Africa, with a particular focus on poverty-related dis­eases. With this focus, we contribute to societal co­hesion and the development of civil society. Depend­ing on local needs and the corresponding program­matic focus, certain focal areas are given specific weight (e.g. programmes for mothers and newborns; to benefit youth and girls in HIV prevention pro­grammes etc.).

Secondary target groups are the institutions and staff of health authorities at district and provincial level, which are strengthened to the effect that they can better provide health services. Furthermore, civil soci­ety organisations (NGOs, CBOs, self-help groups, health committees etc.) are supported as important factors in community organisation and empowerment.


Effetti a medio termine
  1. Primary health care in the programme areas has improved
  2. Health competencies and capacities at community level are strengthened
  3. The situation of health personnel in the pro­gramme areas has improved
  4. Processes of dialogue and decision-making are influenced by sensitising and engaging in dia­logue with experts and policy makers.



Risultati principali attesi:  

  • Financing the development and implementation of hospital development plans (infrastructure, management, material, machinery, staff houses etc.)
  • Quality assurance in the area of HIV/TB
  • Deployment of experts to support clinical coach­ing and mentoring and to uphold basic medical services
  • Supporting community health worker schemes
  • Strengthening the capacities of local health NGOs
  • Increasing the output of new health workers (e.g. through pre-service training programmes)
  • Improving the qualifications of existing person­nel (e.g. through on-going training/education)
  • Sensitisation and awareness-raising in Switzer­land and Liechtenstein.


Risultati fasi precedenti:  

Through our support of 10 hospitals and around 100 health centres, SolidarMed has already contributed to improved primary health care for a total of 1.5 million people.

Examples: In the last five years, the total number of people undergoing an HIV test in the project areas rose from 20’000 to 400’000, the number of people with acess to life-saving antiretroviral treatment rose from 500 to 13’000, the number of people with access to treatment for opportunistic infections increased from 1’500 to 42’000, the number of mosquito nets distributed increased from 5’000 to 72’000 and the number of condoms distributed rose from 200’000 to 900’000.


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione svizzera senza scopo di lucro
  • Solidarmed

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   5'400'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   5'400'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 5 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Fase 4 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Fase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)