This video illustrates some of the main challenges of access to health care in Mozambique
Health professionals from the Tete province talk about the barriers poor Mozambicans have to overcome to finally reach a health facility. The video also looks at the health system and illustrates some of the everyday limitations of it.
The video is produced by Action for Global Health, a network of European NGOs that is present in the country.
A few weeks ago I went to Zambezia for a few days to participate in a health partners’ workshop followed by a planning meeting involving Provincial and District health authorities, NGOs and UN Agencies. The three days in Quelimane were full of discussions, discoveries and adventures. I will not dwell on the 12 hours delay of the LAM flight Quelimane-Maputo, that made me arrive home when the sun was rising and the kids were awakening to go to school(!). I will instead share a couple of thoughts that I had on Zambezia and the United Nations, while waiting for the plane…
My name is Emanuele Capobianco. I work for UNICEF Mozambique, where I am in charge of the Child Health and Nutrition section. I am a medical doctor by training and I have previously worked in East Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Today, I am launching SAUDE E VIDA, a new blog on health in Mozambique.
In this space, I intend to share my thoughts and observations on the health sector in Mozambique – a dynamic, exciting and very challenging environment. I will try to analyze the public health situation in the country and the decisions that are being made within the sector. I will share what UNICEF does for the health of women and children in Mozambique and I will also try to go beyond this to look at the bigger picture, both at the national and international level.
You will see my posts on a regular basis. From time to time you will also see posts from colleagues in and outside Mozambique. I look forward to your comments, opinions and criticism: your feedback is key to creating a vibrant and relevant blog. I invite you to follow SAUDE E VIDA and to bookmark it or share it with others, if you find it of interest.