Reduction in malaria case incidence between 2000 and 2016

Source: World Health Organization

Antimalarial coverage by bed nets (2016)

Source: World Health Organization

Suspected cases of malaria tested (2016)

Source: World Health Organization

2.5 million insecticide treated bed nets distributed

Source: UNDP

More than a million mosquito nets distributed in a few short days

Between 31 May and June 4th 2017 the Ministry of Public Health, together with the Global Fund, UNDP as principal recipient and other partners, launched a national campaign for the distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) to protect more than 2 million children and adults from malaria, the leading cause of disease and death in Guinea-Bissau. It is proven that insecticide-treated mosquito nets can prevent 50 percent of malaria cases. With Global Fund support for the 2011 and 2014 net distribution campaigns, malaria prevalence dropped by 80 per cent, but remains a significant problem especially affecting children under 5 years of age.  The latest distribution means that over 2 million LLINs have now now been distributed.

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Project Summary

Guinea-Bissau has a population of 1.8 million, with endemic malaria and high TB prevalence and incidence rates. Malaria is also a significant problem accounting for more than 50% of visits to health services nationwide. The UNDP-managed Global Fund malaria grant promotes the utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), and intermittent preventive treatment (ITP) for pregnant women according to national protocols. UNDP was nominated as principal recipient (PR) for the TB grant in May 2013, after the Grant Approvals Committee’s review revealed programmatic challenges and financial irregularities, compounded by the 2012 coup d’état. Since taking the role of PR, UNDP worked with partners to expand Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) coverage and increase access to treatment for HIV/TB co-infected patients. The grant for TB has now been transferred to a national principal recipient.



79% treatment success rate for TB (2015)

Source: World Health Organization

93% of sex workers report using a condom

Source: UNAIDS

85% of pregnant women on ART to prevent transmission to their child (2016)

Source: UNAIDS

New cases of HIV

Source: UNAIDS

Maternal and infant mortality

Source: World Health Organization



Disease Component





Period 2 (Jan 2018 - Dec 2020)





Overall Grant Rating



  Exceeding expectations


  Meeting expectations




  Inadequate but potential demonstrated




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