The Countdown to 2030 collaboration in Mozambique includes the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP), the Ministry of Health, and Johns Hopkins University.


The Countdown to 2030 country collaboration in Mozambique is led by Instituto Nacional de Saude, which works closely with the Ministry of Health, with technical support from International Center for Equity in Health at the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. It aims to strengthen the analysis and synthesis of health data to inform national and local reviews of progress and performance in the context of the national health plans and Global Financing Facility (GFF) investment case for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N).  

Mozambique has a Strategic Plan of the Health Sector 2014-2019 (Extensions 2020-2024) that guides interventions to improve the health of the Mozambican people, especially maternal and child health. Countdown to 2030 country collaboration project will allow monitoring the impact of health interventions. 

Planned research for 2023-2025

The main outputs will be:  

  1. Analytical report on maternal and newborn health focus on maternal mortality  
  2. Annual short synthesis report on family planning coverage indicators 
  3. Annual short synthesis report on immunization coverage indicators  
  4. Workshops for capacity strengthening, use and quality of data (one per year) 
  5. Scientific products (analyses focused on social determinants of health):   
  • Study 1: a study using data from surveys and indicators to be decided by a steering committee. 
  • Study 2: a study using data from health facilities, indicators to be decided by a steering committee, from 2018-2024   

Achievements for 2020-2022

Mozambique participated in the Countdown annual meetings in 2022 and 2023. 

Mozambique Countdown Collaboration Team

Rachid Muleia

Ermelinda Cubai

Nelson Tembe

Benilde Homo

Nelia Nasson