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The awakening of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the WHO?

“Money alone is not the answer [… ] Strong primary health care is capable of meeting the vast majority of communities’ diverse health needs.” – PHCPI Strategy. Last September 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO
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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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To strengthen PHC is not enough, we must massively promote its importance

medicusmundi has been working in Mozambique for more than 20 years in strengthening the public health system based on the principles of Primary Health Care (PHC). We have devoted many efforts, both economic and institutional, and put great enthusiasm and energy over the year
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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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34 Nurses Qualify as Specialized Midwives in the Bié Province in Angola

Right now, just about to start the new academic year, I would like to use this occasion to inform you of a training event we are particularly proud of: the first Nurse-Midwifery Specialization course in the Bié province in Angola, which has provided the first promotion of 34
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Sustainable Development Goals: A Letter To Santa

As a milestone in a long process, the Open Working Group (OWG) mandated by the UN in 2012 to produce a set of proposals for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) delivered its outcome document “for consideration and appropria
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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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