Cape Verde

National Insitute of Public Health of Cape Verde -- INSP

(Instituto Nacional de Saúde Pública de Cabo Verde)

Largo Disaster Assistance 
Sand CP Tea No 719 
Praia - Cape Verde

Dr. Joana Alves- Director

Tel: +238 261 21 67

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Institute Profile

The National Institute of Public Health of Cape Verde - INSP is headquartered in Praia City, Cape Verdean Capital (Largo do Desastre de Assistência, Chã de Areia CP 719), was created on March 14, 2014, as an institution of production of factual evidence for decision-making and action organization to achieve health outcomes. Its mission is to generate, develop and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge on health and its determinants, aiming at strengthening public policies and improving the National Health System in a context of mutisectoriality and multidisciplinarity.

INSP is a public institute, integrated into the indirect administration of the Cape Verdean State, as a personalized service, with administrative, financial, patrimonial, scientific and technical autonomy, with the structure, organization, and attributions defined in the respective statute. The Institute has 6 Strategic Axes of intervention, namely:

1. Research
2. Training
3. National Public Health Laboratory
4. National Observatory of Health and Health Surveillance
5. Information, Communication, and Social Participation - Health Promotion
6. Institutional Management and Development.

To pursue its tasks, INSP is organized in different technical-scientific departments, namely research, health surveillance, laboratory, training and information, communication and public health services.


Population: 520,000

Surface: 4,033 Km2

Average Income (USD): 6

Leading Cause of Death:

  • Circulatory system diseases
  • Poorly defined symptoms
  • Tumors or abnormal growth of tissue
  • Respiratory infections

Child Mortality rate: 15.3 per 1000 live births

Average Life Span

  • Male: 64
  • Female: 64

Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings, MSSS/ 2015 Statistical Report