What is Enabel doing in the health sector? | Belgian Development Agency

HEALTH

The health sector is traditionally very important for the Belgian Development Cooperation. Healthy people are more likely to participate in the economy and therefore contribute to the development of their country.

WHAT WE DO

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Developing an efficient and sustainable health system which ensures quality health care for all.

Access to primary health care for the poorest

We improve the quality of care in the health centres and decentralised small hospitals which are often located in rural areas. Similarly, we help to increase geographical access by building and equipping health infrastructures.

Financing health care services

We work on developing health care insurance based on mutual insurance system This is essential to guarantee the population's access to health care.

Assisting health ministries

We assist health ministries in developing a network of functional health entities and we support them in their role as organ that sets the standards, controls the quality and finances the healthcare services.

Health and sexual and reproductive rights

Promoting and protecting sexual and reproductive rights – including HIV response – are key to women's empowerment and the well-being of households. Addressing the subject of family planning remains a challenge at the heart of the dialogue with our partners. Finally, we contribute to the fight against sexual violence with awareness-raising activities and the improvement of care given to victims.

Developing staff competences

We work to ensure the ongoing training and specialisation of health executives, including hospital management, decentralisation of surgical skills, etc.

Stories

It is estimated that globally 200 million girls and women have undergone FGM. In Burkina Faso the majority of women have been cut. Together with communities and the government of Burkina Faso, Enabel works to put an end to this practice; 
In Senegal, Enabel elaborated a national Covid-19 response plan, training and developing the country’s health workforce.
In Niger, Enabel and the European Union coordinate a project called ‘Strengthening public health system resilience in the face of the Covid-19 crisis'.
Health, a priority sector in eleven countries in Africa.
VIEW THE PROJECTS
We help rural healthcare centres but also ministries in the capital.
Paul Bossyns - Coordinator Health unit

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