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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

Zimbabwe:Influx of Migrants Threatens Country Efforts to End TB
[263Chat] Zimbabwe's aggressive efforts and investment towards eradicating tuberculosis (TB) could all be in vain if nothing is done to ensure screening and continuous treatment of Mozambique nationals fleeing from civil unrest into Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Depression among female heads-of-household in rural Mozambique: a cross-sectional population-based survey - Audet CM, Wainberg ML, Oquendo MA, Yu Q, Blevins Peratikos M, Duarte CS, Martinho S, Green AF, Gonz ález-Calvo L, Moon TD.
BACKGROUND: An estimated 350 million people live with depression worldwide. In Mozambique, there are no national data quantifying the burden of mental illnesses. With the sixth highest suicide rate in the world, there is strong evidence of an unmet mental ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Mozambique:Malaria Remains Major Public Health Problem
[AIM] Maputo -Malaria remains one of the main public health problems in Mozambique, with between four and six million cases notified a year, according to Health Minister Nazira Abdula, cited in Wednesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique:Mozambique "can Meet Zero Hunger Target"
[AIM] Maputo -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is focusing its support for Mozambique on resilience to climate change and on long term social protection in order to meet the target of "Zero Hunger" by 2030, the WFP natonal director for Mozambique, Karine Manente, told a Maputo press conference on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Memba Cholera Outbreak "under Control"
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that an outbreak of cholera in Memba district, on the coast of the northern province of Nampula, is now under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Cholera Deaths Soaring in Eastern, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] Nairobi -MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 102 800 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76,6 percent of the total cases reported, followed by South Sudan at 15,9 percent. Over the past four weeks, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), Tanzania has r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: INAE Orders Closure of Filthy Slaughterhouse
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) on Monday ordered the closure of the slaughterhouse belonging to the meat processing company BonSuino, in the southern city of Matola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique to Introduce Chinese Acupuncture to Public Hospitals
[Focac] Maputo -Mozambique's Ministry of Health said Friday it will introduce acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment, to main provincial hospitals in the country's central and northern regions next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Number of Patients Abandoned in Hospitals Increasing
[AIM] Maputo -67 patients were abandoned by their families in Maputo hospitals in the first half of this year, according to a report on the independent television station, STV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Govt, U.S. Renew Partnership Against Aids
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican and United States governments on Tuesday announced in Maputo a joint annual plan that renews their partnership in the fight against AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Ten Million Dollars to Fight Malaria in Pregnancy
[AIM] Maputo -Maputo 11 Sep (AIM) - Lelio Marmora, the Executive Director of Unitaid, an international body that works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), said in Maputo on Monday that ten million US dollars will be invested in combating malaria among pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Ten Million Dollars to Fight Malaria in Pregnancy
[AIM] Maputo -Maputo 11 Sep (AIM) - Lelio Marmora, the Executive Director of Unitaid, an international body that works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), said in Maputo on Monday that ten million US dollars will be invested in combating malaria among pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Enough Medicines in Manica for Two Months
[AIM] Maputo -Despite the fire that raged through the Manica provincial medical stores in the central Mozambican city of Chimoio on Saturday, the health units in the province have enough medicines for the next two months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Fire Destroys Manica Provincial Medical Stores
[AIM] Maputo -A massive fire on Saturday destroyed the medical stores in the central Mozambican province of Manica, located in the provincial capital Chimoio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Mozambique: Primary School and Maternity to Close for Lack of Users in Matutuine
[AIM] Maputo -A maternity and a primary school may be forced to close very soon in Matutu íne district, in the southern Mozambican province of Maputo for lack of users. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tens of thousands of girls reached through Mozambique empowerment programme
Language EnglishNAMPULA CITY, Mozambique –“Some adolescent girls will leave school to marry for money,” 21-year-old Edma told UNFPA. “Some are engaging in unsafe sexual behaviours, unaware of the risks and their rights.”Edma sees these realities every day.And she has made it her mission to change things: She has become a mentor.Every week, Edma meets with about 30 girls between 10 and 15 years old in the Namutequeliua neighbourhood of Nampula City, in northern Mozambique. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Mozambique: Four Million Nets Distributed in Mozambique
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium has successfully completed a mass distribution campaign of over four million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) across Nampula and Niassa provinces in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Ban On Poultry Products Driving Prices Up
[AIM] Maputo -The ban imposed in June by the authorities on imports of all birds and their derivatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in those countries is driving prices up in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Number of Malaria Deaths Increase
[AIM] Maputo -The number of deaths caused by malaria in Mozambique has increased from 696 last year to 754 this year, an eight per cent increase, as shown by the latest figures from the health authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Manica to Distribute 1.2 Million Mosquito Nets
[AIM] Manica -The Health Ministry, in partnership with the Mozambican Non-government Organization Foundation for Community Development (FDC), on Monday launched a new campaign for the distribution of 1.2 impregnated mosquito nets in the central province of Manica. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Partial Lifting of Ban On South African Eggs
[AIM] The National Veterinary Directorate in Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture has lifted the ban on the import of chicken eggs from South Africa, subject to certain conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news