Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Services in Guinea-Bissau (PSMI) – Subcomponents 3.2 and 3.3



Following a cooperation agreement signed between the Ministry of Public Health of Guinea Bissau (MINSAP), the European Union and the World Bank, IMVF was responsible for implementing the activities of sub-components 3.2 – Free Health Care Initiative and 3.3 – Drug Supply Chain and Service Delivery, in coordination with the other partners of the project Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Services (MCHS), financed by the World Bank.

This PSMI/IMVF transition project has a duration of 9 months and seeks to consolidate the results achieved in previous interventions and avoid setbacks in the main health indicators in Guinea-Bissau. It thus aims to ensure a transition bridge between the end of the EU PIMI II Programme (Integrated Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality), which ended in June 2021, and the EU PIMI III, which is due to start in 2022.

Combining clinical, operational, and financial components, the PSMI/IMVF seeks to address problems of availability, accessibility, and quality of maternal and child health care to positively influence the demand and supply of health services for pregnant women, women who have recently given birth and children up to 5 years of age in Guinea-Bissau.

Improving the coverage and quality of essential maternal and child health care in Guinea-Bissau.


Direct: More than 320,000 children under 5 years of age and more than 400,000 women of childbearing age in all the health regions of Guinea Bissau; and more than 1,200 health professionals assigned to 132 health structures.

Indirect: About 1,881,005 inhabitants of the 11 health regions of the country.


  • Reimbursement of clinical acts and exams from the national grid of free maternal and child health in the Health Centres and Regional Hospitals;
  • Payment of incentives to management technicians;
  • Availability of essential drugs and medical consumables at all times in the Health Centres and Regional Hospitals of the National Health System;
  • Ensure the provision of the Minimum Package (MP) and the Complementary Package (PC) of maternal, neonatal and child and adolescent care in the Health Centres and Regional Hospitals;
  • Awarding performance-based incentives to clinical staff in maternal and child health in the 132 health facilities covered by the project.