The Project for the Institute of Health Sciences in Maputo City


The government of Mozambique has continuously promoted the training of human resources for health since the early 1990s. As a result, the number of human resources for health has doubled over the past 10 years. However, it is still far from the level encouraged by WHO, and a major challenge is to increase the number of health personnel needed to further expand the health service network. In addition, government is also reviewing the curriculum to improve the quality of our health services.
The ICS Maputo, in the capital city of Maputo, is one of the largest medical schools in the country, but has suffered a significant shortage of facilities and equipment since the school's facilities were shared by a senior medical school. In addition, facility constraints prevented the implementation of education with a practical training, which also affected the quality of education.
Therefore, the government of Mozambique formulated a plan to build a new school at ICS Maputo and relocate some of its functions. They requested Japan's grant aid to implement the plan.

Project description

This project developed a facility plan for eight courses: equipment maintenance technician course and dental technician course, in addition to six major courses: nurse, midwife, medical technician, public health nurse, clinical laboratory technician, and pharmacist.

The outline is as follows.
Facilities: practical/classroom building, administration/classroom building, library/teacher's room building, restroom building, auditorium, cafeteria, student dormitory
Mechanical and Electrical: general equipment, medical gas piping, compressed gas piping for electricians and mechanics, etc.
Equipment: practical training room equipment, biochemistry training room equipment, dental training room equipment.

  • LOCATION         Mozambique
  • STRUCTURE        Reinforced concrete, 2 stories above ground
  • TOTAL FLOOR AREA    9,768.07㎡
  • CONTRACTOR        Dai Nippon Construction
  • COMPLETION        2016
  • DUTIES           Basic design, Detail design, Supervision