Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition






UNICEF Moçambique


Mozambique's ambitious push against malaria
Mozambique, 2010 - After a 30-kilometre race on a motorbike and a twenty-minute blood test in a rural health clinic confirmed the worst - severe malaria with complications - three-year-old Bonita Gomes was rushed at midnight another 10 kilometres.

Mozambique's first Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food factory opens in Beira
Mozambique, April 2010 - The first factory producing Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food in Mozambique will be launched in Beira on Monday 5 April by Minister of Health Ivo Garrido in an effort to scale up integrated nutrition interventions.

National seminar on nutrition aims to tackle chronic malnutrition in Mozambique
Maputo, 1 March 2010 - A national seminar on nutrition will be held in Maputo on 3 and 4 March.

Nutritional Rehabilitation Programme helps children at risk
Mozambique, December 2009 - It is late morning in the city of Xai-Xai, the capital of the province of Gaza. In the paediatric ward of the Central Hospital, 14-month-old João plays happily on the lap of her mother Delfina.

Child Health Week to reach 3 million children across the country
Maputo, May 2009 - A nationwide Child Health Week taking place from 18 to 22 May 2009 will provide, over five days, a package of health interventions.

Mosquito nets for all children under the age of 5
Maputo, May 2009 - All children under five years living in the 92 districts not covered by house spraying in Mozambique will have received before the end this year a mosquito net treated with long lasting insecticide (LLIN).

Survey: Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Child-Friendly Districts
Mozambique, March 2009 - In 2008, UNICEF Mozambique contracted an independent consultant to conduct a household survey in nine districts of Mozambique.

Second National Child Health Week to reach around 3.5 million children
Maputo, 4 October 2008 - A second National Child Health Week takes place in Mozambique from 6 to 10 October 2008 in an effort to accelerate the country's child survival and development strategy and improve child health indicators.

Mothers learn the basics of a healthy diet for their children
Nampula (Mozambique), August 2008 - It is mid-morning in Ilha de Mocambique. In the mother-and-child ward of the island's main health centre, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore can be heard through an opened window.

World Malaria Day: partners work together to fight the child-killer disease
Maputo, April 2008 - On April 25th this year the world unites to celebrate the first World Malaria Day. The theme for this year's celebrations is "a disease without borders".

Accelerated interventions reach more children with basic health services
Maputo, April 2008 - The daily routine in Djabula was interrupted today by a very important event happening in the community. A mobile health unit came to the village bringing basic health services for children under 5 years old.

More than 500,000 mosquito nets distributed to children under five years old
Maputo, 9 November 2007 - A wide-ranging campaign to distribute over 500,000 mosquito nets is currently underway in Mozambique, from October through December, in five of the country's provinces.

Malaria prevention increases the chances for survival and healthy growth of Mozambican children
Maputo, 27 July 2007 - Malaria remains one of the main threats to the survival of children in Mozambique. It is estimated that this disease is the cause of more than two out of every five deaths among children under five years old in the country.

Children participate through art to advocate for their right to grow up healthy
Maputo, 13 July 2007- Boys and girls aged 14 to 15 from the Arco-Iris (Rainbow) child protection centre in Maputo have taken part in producing several paintings on the right of the children to grow up healthy.

Africa Malaria Day: fighting the main child killer
Maputo, 23 April 2007- On 25 April of every year, African countries highlight the efforts that are being made to combat malaria in on the continent.

World Health Day: promoting child survival
Maputo, 6 April 2007- On 7 April the world unites to celebrate the World Health Day. The theme for this year is "international health security".



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