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Projects in Mozambique

The MOZMED Projects and other projects in Mozambique supported by SAM, all collaborate closely with the local health authorities. Mozambique has ten provinces, of which each capital has a referral hospital (the three largest are found in Maputo, Beira and Nampula). Provinces are divided into districts, of which each district in turn has its own district hospital. In addition, each district has various health centres dispersed throughout its territory. These health centres are usually manned by a registered nurse and a midwife. Mozambique is a vast country with a coastline extending for more than 3000 km. To reach a health centre, people sometimes need to walk for hours.

The northern provinces of Mozambique are remote and difficult to access. As health clinics are few and far apart, people often need to travel large distances to reach appropriate medical care. there are few. For this reason, amongst others, there is great need for medical care in this region. The MOZMED project has been initiated by SAM, to help improve the health situation in this region.