Selected Projects: Health

GFA has implemented complex studies and projects in over 130 countries since 1982. Selected projects in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean and Maghreb & Middle East are presented here.

Health systems strengthening

Autonomy of health facilities, Kyrgyzstan

SDC , 2015 - 2018
Contract Value: € 3,789,110

The objective of this project is to promote and facilitate the achievement of greater efficiency and quality in health care delivery by developing, piloting and rolling out a model for health facilities’ autonomy... more

Disease prevention & control

HIV/AIDS prevention, HIV counseling and testing, South Africa

KfW , 2015 - 2018
Contract Value: € 1,291,568

GFA assists the National Department of Health to implement HIV counseling and testing (HCT) in the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga region. The overall objective of this program... more

Disease prevention & control

Treatment and prevention of polio cases, Tajikistan

KfW , 2014 - 2018
Contract Value: € 699,430

The purpose of this project is to improve the diagnostics and treatment of newly occurring cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) or Polio. GFA assists the Ministry of Health in improving timely and correct laboratory diagnosis... more

Health systems strengthening

Health Sector Policy Support Program (Human resources, M&E, budget support, financial monitoring and public finances), multi country

EU , 2013 - 2017
Contract Value: € 2,516,215

GFA is entrusted with the TA to the Ministry of Health Departments on Human Resources, Finance and Administration... more

Health systems strengthening

Strengthening the health insurance system, Mongolia

ADB , 2014 - 2017
Contract Value: € 670,216

The technical assistance of GFA aims at improving the performance of the social health insurance system in Mongolia. GFA consultants advise the Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection on strengthening the institutional and human resources... more

Disease prevention & control

Social marketing of HIV/AIDS prevention, CAR, Ivory Coast, Niger, Tschad

KfW , 2003 - 2017
Contract Value: € 2,100,066

The projects aim at reducing or stabilizing HIV infections and contributing to improved family planning. The programs include strengthening the availability and... more

Mother and child health & SRHR

Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Nepal

GIZ , 2014 - 2016
Contract Value: € 1,324,889

GFA assists the local government and ministry to develop, pilot and introduce innovative approaches and materials to increase awareness of adolescents regarding their sexual and... more

Disease prevention & control

Tuberculosis Control Program, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

KfW , 2011 - 2016
Contract Value: € 524,305

The projects support the diagnostic capacity of laboratories and associated Tuberculosis hospitals with a particular emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of Multi-Drug Resistance Tuberculosis... more

Mother and child health & SRHR

Maternal and child health nutrition needs for indigenous cultural communities, Philippines

EU , 2012 - 2016
Contract Value: € 3,338,100

This program aims at improving the access to and utilization of essential reproductive health services in disadvantaged communities in Mindanao through a comprehensive... more

Mother and child health & SRHR

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for youth, Central and Southern Asia

GIZ , 2013 - 2015
Contract Value: € 1,367,730

The project aims at improving governmental and non-governmental community-based organizations that work with youth by offering friendly, human rights-based and gender-sensitive services on SRHR as well as HIV and drug abuse prevention... more

Health systems strengthening

Health Sector Support Program: Safe Blood Transfusion, Pakistan and Turkey

GIZ , 2014 - 2015
Contract Value: € 3,301,540

In the past, blood transfusion services in Pakistan were not organized or regulated on a consistent basis. An unknown number of blood banks have been operating independently without registration, quality standards or regulations... more

Mother and child health & SRHR

Maternal health care and HIV-related services, Tanzania

KfW , 2010 - 2015
Contract Value: € 804,220

In cooperation with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), poor pregnant women, living in Tanga and Mbeya, receive a free NHIF health insurance from the first point of contact until 6 months after delivery... more

Studies and knowledge transfer

Distance Learning, worlwide

A worldwide web-based self-learning course Managing Health Facilities in Low-Resource Settings targets health specialists with management functions, particularly at hospitals. The GFA Health Department ... more

Studies and knowledge transfer

Monitoring EU support to public health institutes, multi-country


Currently, GFA monitors operations in eight countries: Bangladesh, Burundi, DR Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Myanmar, People’s DR Lao, and Vietnam. EU support in national program implementation is monitored in a comprehensive manner... more

Studies and knowledge transfer

Feasibility studies in health systems development, Africa

The GFA Health Department feasibility studies explore how the national health systems can be strengthened most efficiently towards a common understanding among all major stakeholders... more