Debt Service would purchase eight times more medicines in Mozambique

Abstract Debt service is an expenditure that represents a high opportunity cost to Mozambican society, as it compromises the allocation and execution of resources for the health sector, affecting the purchase of medicines. This analysis estimated the potential results of the amount spent on debt service in strengthening the medicine response capacity of the public …

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Impact of debt service on the provision of health services

Executive Summary From 2010 to 2020, in Mozambique, the public debt increased exponentially, rising from 119.9 billion meticais in 2010 to about 948.7 billion meticais in 2020. In this period, the external debt represented about 80% of the debt stock. The contracting of the so-called “hidden debts” was responsible for the extrapolation of the limits …

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Government contributes just under 3% of total HIV Sexual and Reproductive Health Expenditure

Download here 1. INTRODUCTION The sustainable and balanced socioeconomic development of a country depends, considerably, on the continuous provision of public goods and services, associated with the institutional capacity to allocate and manage resources efficiently, taking into account the prioritization and functionality of each sector for Human Development (GMD, 2018). Access to qualitative health services …

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Nurse Walks Two Hours to Reach the Health Center Where She Works Alone

The Mozambican nurse Adélia Nacucula, 30 years old, travels a distance of over two hours to arrive at Matsékwa Health Center, in Catembe District, to serve patients who seek health unit for medical care. The lack of conditions in the residence, conceived for the nurses of the Matsékwe Health Center, led Nacucula to rent a …

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“I felt more pain when I learned that the hospital did not have enough material for the birthing service”

The insufficiency of medical material in health units constitutes a sign of the violation of Abuja Commitment and it denounces a certain weakness in the management of resources channeled for the “perfect” functioning of the National Health System (SNS).  The Observatório Cidadão para Saúde (OCS) identified the lack of medical material in Maputo and Pemba. At …

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Between Pain and Illegal charges: Reports of Mistreatment at Ndlavela Maternity

When Isabel realized she was going to be a mother, she thought that childbirth could be one of the happiest acts of her life. But her dream became a nightmare, marked by dark memories that time has not removed yet. “Today, months the childbirth, I’m afraid to go to the hospital. When I think about …

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Obstetric Violence And Baby Trafficking In Public Hospitals: Civil Society Demands Accountability Measures Against Health Professionals

The Observatório Cidadão para Saúde (OCS), as a member of forty civil society organizations platform, working against obstetric violence, encourages the Ministry of Heath to hold accountable the health professionals involved in obstetric violence and babies trafficking.   Saber Nascer – also a member of the platform, working in the humanization of obstetric services – recently …

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Reconstruction of health treatment in Cabo Delgado: more than infrastructures, quality service delivery is required

After nearly four years of armed conflict in Cabo Delgado, “liberated zones” such as Mocímboa da Praia and Palma are emerging. These regions are finally registering some appeasement, after the terror that took more than two thousand lives and forced more than 850 thousand people to flee their areas of origin. With this appeasement moment, …

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“We may need a third dose against Covid-19 in 2022” – Ilesh Jani

Since December 2019, the world has been in a scientific, technological and economic rush to save human lives from the Covid-19 pandemic. While trying to understand its origin, efforts are being made to stop the pandemic. A few months ago, the vaccination campaigns started in a heterogeneous way, depending on the economic power of various …

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“The simple fact of leaving home constitutes a stress at this time of Covid-19”, Nurse Andriano Pelembe

When the first positive case of Covid-19 was identified in Mozambique, it was thoughtless that anxiety and stress would haunt the healthcare workers who daily deal with patients who seek treatment.  In Mozambique, the first case of Covid-19 was identified in March 2020. At the time, the possibility of the virus reaching such large number …

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