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Support to the Central Laboratory of the new “Kassala Health Citadel”




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 1,999,229
€ 1,799,306


The project main objective is the improvement of the Kassala State's laboratory system, in synergy with existing AICS. interventions, in particular by supporting the development of the new Kassala Health Citadel. The aim is to strengthen the diagnostic capabilities of the laboratories, to improve the surveillance system of pathogenic organisms in order to prevent health emergencies, fight epidemic diseases; and to strengthen the Kassala Central Blood Bank as a reference transfusion centre for the State.. The Kassala State’s laboratory system will be strengthened with materials (furniture, equipment and consumables), better management (protocols and operating procedures) and capacity building (improving technical staff’s knowledge and skills). The role of the blood bank will be strengthened in its organization, management and staff skills to ensure the safety of blood (compatibility and absence of infectious agents), its proper storage and proper transfusion procedures. To improve the communicable disease surveillance system a centre of reference in Kassala will be adequately equipped for the rapid diagnosis of pathogens and for research on epidemiological outbreaks. Special focus will be given to virus, in consideration of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the previous Arbovirus epidemic of global health concern, like: Dengue, Chikungunya and Rift Valley Fever. A quality control system of the Kassala State Laboratories network will be operationalized and supported. The project provides specific training aimed at laboratory technicians in order to develop technical skills for the detection and analysis of values ​​and factors that contribute to the onset of the most frequent pathologies of the reproductive age and early childhood (for example anemia connected pre and postnatal health). read more close
Year Committed Used
2023 € 0 € 449,580
2022 € 0 € 658,759
2021 € 1,999,229 € 690,966


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-012162-01-0
  • AID012162/01/0
  • CRS Activity identifier2021000072
  • Planned start 2020/10/02
  • Planned End 2023/10/31
  • Actual start -
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Untied


  • 12181 - Medical education/training 10.0%
  • 12191 - Medical services 40.0%
  • 12264 - COVID-19 control 10.0%
  • 12281 - Health personnel development 40.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition not targeted
  • Aid to Environment not targeted
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) principal objective


  • 3.8 - Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
  • 3.d - Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks
  • 4.3 - By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship