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“A luta continua” Wins a Number of Awards at International Festivals

The documentary film “A luta continua”, shot in Mozambique and produced by Kanaki Films, goes on collecting awards at film showcases, festivals and cinema forums. In July the documentary won the Special Award for the “Best Short Film: Recommended for Schools” at the “U
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Strengthening the Primary Health Care Management Competencies of the Maputo City Council in Mozambique

Mozambique ranks third from last in terms of the UNDP’s Human Development Index 2014. Maputo is the country’s capital and its largest city: it gathers circa 40% of the Mozambique urban population and represents 20.2% of the country’s GDP. Since the passing of the Act 2
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Improving Pharmaceutical Drugs Management in Maputo, Mozambique

One of the key elements in a health system is sound management, that’s the reason why we are working on the strengthening of the capacities of the institutions responsible for the management and the planning of primary healthcare services in Mozambique (and in the rest of co
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Fighting for PHC in Mozambique: is it possible to defend something one lacks?

A few months ago, in a conversation with Dr. Helder Martins, former Mozambican Minister of Health, he commented that Primary Health Care (PHC) does not exist in Mozambique. He argued that, contrary to what happened during the first years after independence, the health system
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New personnel trained for Mozambique’s National Health System

The Closing Ceremony of the five courses conducted by the Health Training Centre of Pemba, in the province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, was held on the last 15th of December 2014. We have been collaborating with this Centre in order to improve the capabilities of the workers
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“A Luta Continua” – A Critical Review On Mozambique’s Health Care System And Aid Structure

It`s been more than 30 years since the dream to provide “Health for All” was launched in Alma Ata, and the strategy of Primary Health Care (PHC) was adopted as the most effective and efficient approach in order to achieve that goal. Are we closer to that dream today? Has PHC
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Inauguració del centre de salut de Nicuita, a Moçambic

El passat 11 de juliol es va celebrar la inauguració oficial del Centre de Salut Rural de Nicuita, al districte de Namuno, província de Cabo Delgado. Anteriorment, ja us en havíem parlat, i de com la seva posada en marxa el setembre de 2013 havia significat un important canv
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Trailer for the film “A luta continua”

Avalaible the trailer for the film “A luta continua” (The fight goes on) with subtitles in English. Produced by medicusmundi and Kanaki Films, and directed by Raúl de la Fuente, recent winner of the 2014 Goya Award for the best short film documentary, with the AE
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Fighting inequality for the defence of the right to health

The World Health Day is celebrated annually on April 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. The theme for World Health Day 2014 is vector-borne diseases. Vectors are small organisms that carry disease from one infecte
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Final stretch of the documentary on the health system in Mozambique

For some months now, as we informed you through this blog last November, we’ve been into the production of an audiovisual documentary on the implementation of the Primary Health Care (PHC) in Mozambique. We expect to be able to release it soon, in the framework of “Health, R
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