Mozambique:INAE Destroys Expired Hair Products
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government's National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) last week incinerated hair treatment products that were seized from beauty salons across the country because they were past their expiry date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A great majority of Mozambican adolescent girls are willing to be vaccinated against HPV
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study in Mozambique reveals that a majority of adolescent girls interviewed would be willing to get vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) if the vaccine was available in the country. These results are encouraging with regard to vaccine introduction and reducing mortality associated with cervical cancer in Mozambique. The investigation was led by the Manhi ç a Health Research Center (CISM) and ISGlobal, an institution supported by " la Caixa " Foundation (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Crime, state and civil society responses in Maputo (Mozambique): between privatisation and civilianisation - Folio F, Marlen C, Mutisse LC.
In the capital city of Maputo in Mozambique, where recent international investment is seizing opportunities in a very poor urban context, social contrasts are important. It is hardly surprising that crime and fear of crime are on the increase. Maputo is al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Scoping Paper on National HIV Response in Emergency Settings in Mozambique: Utilizing Case Studies from Gaza and Zamb ézia
International Organization for Migration. 05/2017 This 48-page report provides baseline information related to HIV and emergencies in Mozambique, which could guide decision-making regarding how HIV is addressed throughout the duration of interventions within emergency settings in the context of Mozambique. The scoping paper is a joint effort of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF, National Institute of Disaster Management (Instituto Nacional de Gest ão de Calamidades [INGC]), and National AIDS Council (Conselho Nacional de Combate ao HIV/SIDA [CNCS]) to explore this issue. (PDF) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mozambique:Mozambique Prepared for Possible Ebola Cases
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Health Ministry is prepared to deal with any cases of the deadly disease ebola, the Ministry spokesperson, Lidia Chongo, told a Maputo press conference on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:No Exodus of Staff From Health Service, Says Minister
[AIM] Maputo -Contrary to claims that the Mozambican national health service is suffering from a massive exodus of staff, in fact less than one per cent of the staff leave the service annually of their own initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Vaccination Campaign Reachs Almost 100 Per Cent of Target
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Health Ministry vaccinated almost seven million children against measles and rubeola (also known as German measles) in April, according to a report in Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A cross-sectional exploratory study of knowledge, attitudes, and practices of emergency health care providers in the assessment of child maltreatment in Maputo, Mozambique - Pinto L, Lein A, Mahoque R, Wright DW, Sasser SM, Staton CA.
BACKGROUND: In Mozambique, and other low-income countries (LICs), there is little information on the burden of child maltreatment (CM). Emergency care services (ECS) play an important role in recognizing, treating, and intervening in situations of CM. We a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mozambique:100,000 Men to Undergo Circumcision For Fight Against STDs
[This is Africa] In the second leg of a process that started in 2017 and benefited about 84 000 men, authorities in Mozambique are set to circumcise more than 100 000 men in a bid to help prevent the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique will circumcise over 100,000 men to stop spread of AIDS
Efforts will be focused in the districts of  Ato-Molocue, Ile, and Gurue, where circumcision is uncommon, according to health authorities in the central province of Zambezia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique will circumcise more than 100,000 men to help stop the spread of AIDS
Efforts will be focused in the districts of  Ato-Molocue, Ile, and Gurue, where circumcision is uncommon, according to health authorities in the central province of Zambezia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique:Mozambique - Govt to Circumcise 100,000 Men
[Daily Trust] More than 100,000 men in Mozambique are to be circumcised in a bid to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique:Malaria Deaths Fall, Although Number of Cases Increases
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican health authorities say they have improved the effectiveness of treatments against malaria, leading to a sharp drop in the number of deaths from the disease, despite an increase in the number of malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique:EU Supporting Measures to Improve Nutrition
[AIM] Maputo -The European Union has agreed to provide Mozambique with 30 million euros (about 37 million US dollars) to support the campaign for improved nutrition over the next four years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Chronic Malnutrition Costs a Billion Dollars a Year
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique is losing annually about 62 billion meticais (one billion dollars), or almost 11 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product, became of chronic malnutrition, according to the government's Food and Nutritional Security Technical Secretariat (SETSAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Vaccination Campaign Against Measles and Rubella
[AIM] Maputo -A national campaign of vaccination against measles and rubella (also known as German measles) begins in Mozambique on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Deaths From Diarrhoea and Malaria Decline
[AIM] Maputo -The number of deaths in Mozambique from killer diseases such as diarrhoea and malaria has declined significantly over the past year, Health Minister Nazira Abula told the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Wednesday, thus contradicting opposition claims that the health service is falling to pieces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:55 Tonnes of Processed Meat Incinerated
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government's National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) last week incinerated 55 tonnes of assorted types of processed meat from South Africa, valued at about 13 million meticais (about 210,000 US dollars) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Mozambique:Ban On Import of South African Chicken Derivatives
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican authorities have banned the import of chickens and their derivatives produced by the South African companies Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken, following an outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

17 Killed in Garbage Dump Collapse in Mozambique
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search was underway. The garbage in the poor, densely populated area where the disaster happened rose to the height of a three-story building, according to the Portuguese news agency Lusa. Lusa and Radio Mocambique both reported 17 deaths. Half a dozen homes were destroyed and some residents in the area fled for fear of another collapse. "...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Torchia, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Cholera – Mozambique
On 27 October 2017, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera. From 14 August 2017 through 11 February 2018, 1799 cases and one death (case fatality rate = 0.06%) of cholera were reported from the two provinces; Nampula (1580 cases) and Cabo Delgado (219 cases). Underreporting of the number of cases and deaths is likely. This outbreak has been confirmed by Rapid Diagnostic Tests and culture. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Mozambique programme empowers girls to fight gender inequality, child marriage
MAPUTO, Mozambique –“We are equal to boys and can also contribute to society,” said 17-year-old Lidia Suale Saide. Lidia knows what it means to stand up for these beliefs. One year ago, she refused her mother’s attempt to marry her off. She said she wanted to become a doctor instead.“I want to become independent and free of the harms and expectations placed on girls in my community,” she told UNFPA recently. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Mozambique:Cholera Outbreak Spreading
[AIM] Maputo -The cholera outbreak in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula has now spread to the Lurio administrative post in Memba district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Project Linking Agriculture to Nutrition Launched
[AIM] Maputo -The governor of the western Mozambican province of Tete, Paulo Auade, on Monday launched the "Linking Agriculture to Nutrition" project, an initiative intended to reduce the high rate of chronic malnutrition in the project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Cholera Cases Continue to Rise in Cabo Delgado
[AIM] Maputo -The number of diagnosed cholera cases in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado has steadily increased over the past week, the National Director of Public Health, Rosa Marlene, told reporters on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Public Advised to Take Necessary Precautions
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Cholera outbreaks have been reported in East and Central African countries including Malawi,Kenya,Sudan,Mozambique,Tanzania and Angola and Zambia declared Cholera outbreak last year on the 12th October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Mozambique Not At Risk From Listeriosis Outbreak
[AIM] Maputo -The current outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa presents no threat to Mozambique, declared Health Minister Nazira Abdula on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Area-level normative social context and intimate partner physical violence in Mozambique - Cau BM.
Violence against women is considered a serious public health problem. It is estimated that about 30% of women who have been in a relationship in the world have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence from their intimate partners. In sub-Sahara... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mozambique:Strategic Plan Against Malaria Unveiled
[AIM] The National Malaria Control Programme (PNCM) in the Ministry of Health plans to reduce the prevalence of malaria in the country from the current figure of 40 per cent to 24 per cent by 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique:President Nyusi Wants Massive Campaign Against Malaria
[AIM] President Filipe Nyusi on 8 December urged the Ministry of Health to lead a massive campaign against malaria in 2018. Speaking at the ceremony to lay the first stone for a new general hospital in the northern city of Nampula, President Nyusi expressed his concern at the large number of cases of malaria in Nampula province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Community Health Information Systems: Success Stories from Rwanda and Mozambique
December 15, 2017 8:00-9:30am ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations
Credit: IFADBy Becky HeeleyROME, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Becky Heeley Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

African protected area saving endangered megafauna
(University of Queensland) One of Africa's last remaining wilderness areas is in good shape and could potentially support 50,000 elephants and 1000 lions, a University of Queensland-led study has found.Niassa National Reserve is Mozambique's largest protected area and has large populations of threatened species, but it's one of the least biologically explored places on Earth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 1, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Despite forest loss, African protected area can support 10s of thousands of elephants
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Despite some forest loss, Mozambique's sprawling Niassa National Reserve has the potential to support tens of thousands of elephants and 1,000 lions according to a new land-use study published in the journal Parks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Description of a mass poisoning in a rural district in Mozambique: the first documented bongkrekic acid poisoning in Africa - Gudo ES, Cook K, Kasper AM, Vergara A, Salom ão C, Oliveira F, Ismael H, Saeze C, Mosse C, Fernandes Q, Viegas SO, Baltazar CS, Doyle TJ, Yard E, Steck A, Serret M, Falconer TM, Kern SE, Brzezinski JL, Turner JA, Boyd BL, Jani IV.
BACKGROUND: On January 9, 2015, in a rural town in Mozambique, over 230 people became sick and 75 died from an illness linked to drinking pombe, a traditional alcoholic beverage. METHODS: An investigation was conducted to identify cases and determi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mozambique:Health Ministry Seeking Strategies for Training
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Health is establishing strategies to train highly qualified staff, since the expansion of the health network implies an increase of around 30 per cent in graduates from university level institutions in the coming period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mozambique:Russia Debt-for-Development Initiative to Support School Meals in Mozambique
[WFP] In addition to providing debt relief for Mozambique, the initiative will free up new resources for development and support expansion of the Programa Nacional de Alimenta ção Escolar (National School Feeding Programme), which seeks to provide school meals across all primary schools in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Community Leaders Accused of Spreading Cholera
[AIM] Maputo -About 50 traditional chiefs and other community leaders in Memba district, in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, say that they have come under attack from people who accuse them of deliberately spreading cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:India Donates 65 Tonnes of Medicines
[AIM] Maputo -The Indian government on Monday delivered a consignment of 65 tonnes of assorted medicines to the Mozambican Ministry of Health, intended to support the national health service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Machel: Global malnutrition is a 'hidden pandemic'
Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and Mozambican humanitarian Graca Machel are addressing a summit on the crisis of malnutrition, which is an underlying cause for half of the child deaths worldwide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Tete Women Urged to Use Family Planning
[AIM] Maputo -The permanent secretary of the Tete provincial government, in western Mozambique, Lina Portugal, on Monday urged Mozambican women to adopt family planning methods to ensure spacing between births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 1, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mozambique:First Lady Launches National Health Week
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's First Lady, Isaura Nyusi, on Monday launched the vaccination component of National Health Week, during which 4.4 million children aged between six and 59 months should be vaccinated throughout the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Ministry of Health Prepared to Deal With Plague
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Health is drawing up a plan to respond to any possible outbreak of bubonic plague, following the outbreak in Madagascar which has affected about 100,000 people and has caused over 100 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Three Private Clinics Closed Down
[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Health Directorate has closed down three private clinics which no longer meet the basic conditions for providing medical services in the capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak in Maputo Province
[AIM] Maputo -The National Veterinary Directorate (DINAV) of the Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture has imposed restrictions on the movement of livestock following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Maputo province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:State Pharmaceutical Company On Brink of Collapse
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican state-owned pharmaceutical company, Farmac, is in a state of near collapse, without even enough money to pay its workers, according to a report in Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news