EcoHealth - Gorongosa

Partnership with the Gorongosa Restoration Project (GRP) to increase knowledge of and access to HIV/AIDs and STI preventive behaviors and access to RH information, products and services in Sofala province, district of Gorongosa.

EcoHealth - Gorongosa

The Ecohealth program, funded in part by the U.S. Government (USAID and PEPFAR), is an initiative that Gorongosa National Park has implemented to provide health services and health education to people living around the park. About 60% of all Ecohealth activities take place on the mountain because this area is so remote and access to health services is a major challenge that we are working hard to solve. The program is based on a "PHE model". Put simply, it means the security of the environment is directly linked to the population and health of its people.

Ecohealth’s community health workers are members of communities who are given special training in health education to teach their community members about disease prevention, health promotion, and even treat the most common illnesses such as malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory infections. Their job is to provide health education to expectant mothers and to accompany the mothers to the nearest clinic to increase chances of a safe birth for both mother and child and to prevent vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS. These health programs on Mount Gorongosa have helped thousands of local community members get the health care and preventative education that they need.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment...

  • Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

    Service Providers
    Staff size: Unknown

    Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in Mozambique is perhaps Africa's greatest wildlife restoration story. In 2008 a 20 year Public-Private Partnership was established for the joint...

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Key Information

LocationMozambique, Southern Africa
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 1.88 Million