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The UN supports improving data on malaria and HIVThe National Malaria and HIV Indicator Survey 2014 (IMASIDA) kicked off in the beginning of June. IMASIDA is a large household survey covering 7800 households throughout Mozambique. A team of 175 surveyors; 50 health technicians; 35 data clerks; and 25 data controllers have been trained and will collect data in the next two months.

The new role of traditional birth attendants: Stories from the field, Zambezia, Mozambique 25 March 2015.
Dorca Taulo gave birth to her first child 6 years ago in the house of the traditional birth attendant in her community in Milange, Zambezia. When she recently became pregnant again, Fany Pitala, her traditional birth attendant, accompanied her to the nearest health centre in Dachudua, Milange so she could give birth in a clinic.

Reducing Maternal Mortality: Stories from the field, Zambezia, Mozambique, 24 March 2015.
 
The road to Milange health centre is dry and dusty. The heavy rain falls in the beginning of the year in Zambezia province are a distant memory and Milange has not seen rains for days now. Chief maternal and child health nurse, Maria Florinda, and her assistant have most of their working day behind them. They have just assisted Elisa Uasone in the birth of a baby boy.  Now they are filling out the last details of today’s register in the quiet maternity ward. 

Committed to improve child health: Stories from the field, Zambezia, Mozambique 25 March 2015.
 
“When a child is crying, we have to take it to the health centre to do tests, and see which is the illness, because the health centre is where all the needed care is available…”. Each time a women breaks out singing; the rest of the group quickly follows through.“We have to take care of the children because they are the richness of tomorrow. We cannot give water to the baby, we have to give breast milk…”

WHO Supports MOH to better respond to Cholera and other Diarrhoeal Disesases Outbreaks
Maputo, 20 May 2015 - To scale up the cholera response activities in Mozambique, the Ministry of Health (MoH), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and support from the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh (icddr,b), organized a series of trainings to ensure standardized case management and laboratory diagnosis protocols to reduce mortality and unnecessary deaths from diarrhoeal diseases.

Save Kids Lives – with Road SafetyAround 20% of deaths caused by road traffic accidents in Mozambique are children under 13 years. Children are particularly vulnerable because they often walk or use unsafe transportation to and from school.

Invista no Futuro: Vença a MaláriaO Dia Mundial de Luta Contra a Malária celebra-se o dia 25 de Abril sob o lema “Invista no Futuro: Vença a Malária” com uma feira de saúde em Xai-Xai. Este evento anual é importante para aumentar o alerta e o conhecimento sobre os cuidados de saúde oferecidos às crianças, mulheres, homens e toda a comunidade em geral. 

Dirigentes, Quadros do Governo e Parceiros Discutem o Processo de Elaboração da Estratégia de Financiamento do Sector da Saúde
Maputo, 27 de Marco de 2015 - Dirigentes e quadros séniores de vários Ministérios e parceiros realizaram no dia 26 de Março de 2015, em Maputo uma oficina de trabalho no âmbito da elaboração da Estratégia de financiamento do Sector da Saúde para o período 2015 - 2020.

Proliferação de Alimentos de Pronto Consumo nas ruas é Atentado à Saúde Pública
Maputo, 14 de Abril de 2015 – A Ministra da Saúde, Dra. Nazira Abdula, revelou que o Governo tem assistido, com preocupação, a proliferação da venda de alimentos de pronto consumo nas ruas sem o cumprimento das mínimas condições de higiene nem das boas práticas de manipulação, acto que constitui um atentado à saúde pública


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