Skills and Innovation for Maternal-Child Health
Lack of access to electricity, especially in rural regions in Mozambique is still prevalent which is linked to poor healthcare services, limited possibilities to cool medication and increased health risks due to lack of lighting in rural health posts. Women and children face higher health risks. Moreover, only 25% of the regional health workers are educated beyond primary school level.
Our main objective is to improve maternal-child health and promote healthy communities through innovative and sustainable capacity strengthening approaches in Sofala, Mozambique.
- Implementation of training cycles of diploma course Training of 15 – 20 participants per diploma course in the areas of 1. Integrated management of pregnancy and childbirth, 2. Basic care modalities for obstetric emergencies, 3. Humanization approach, 4. Early essential newborn care and neonatal care, 5. Treatment of Malaria, HIV and other diseases in children under 5 years and 5. Health post management, community health monitoring and workplace management.
- Improve quality health services and community participation: Implementation from the perspective of the Health Center, of the activities corresponding to the promotion of community participation in maternal and child health
- Access to basic services: Promote access to basic services for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age, essentially reducing cultural, linguistic, physical and economic barriers.
- Clean water & renewable energy for health: Rehabilitation of the water system and installation of a functional renewable energy system in the health post and in the Medical Health Center in Panja.
- Access to modern communication technologies: To improve communication, promote development and access to educational material using modern telecommunication technologies, a satellite internet system is going to be installed in Panja, allowing for the first time, access to internet in this remote rural village.
- 75 participants of the diploma course
- 15 facilitators of the diploma course
- 30 experts for Mother-Child Health
- 90 community health workers
- 60 traditional midwives
- 20 community leaders
- 10 people with disabilities trained in maintenance
- 15 key personnel from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education
- 2.500 medical or nursery teachers and students
- 4 nursing schools
- 7,500 beneficiaries from the implemented IIPs
- 17,300 women in reproductive age (14 to 49 years)
- 2,300 children between 0 and 5 years
- 4,200 patients of Panja Health Center
- 12,000 people benefitting from the water system
- 25,000 new health workers and nurses at rural health posts benefitting from introduction strategy
- 35,400 residents of Panja and neighboring communities
This project is supported by: