With a severe shortage of maternal health services, Mozambique suffers from a high rate of maternal deaths and childbirth injuries such as obstetric fistula.

 Why We Work in Mozambique

The legacy of a 16-year civil war that took place from 1976 to 1992, which claimed nearly a million lives, still endures today in Mozambique and impedes the provision of even basic health services for the population. The country had a UN Human Development Index value of 0.393 in 2013, ranking it 178 out of 187 countries in terms of ‘average achievement in key dimensions of human development.’

70.2% of the population currently  doesn’t have access to basic education, decent living standards, or health care services (Human Development Report 2014). 

With the high rate of maternal mortality in the country, there is also high prevalence of fistula, but very limited treatment services available.

What You Help Us Do

We made the following investments to build Mozambique’s in-country medical services and provide life-transforming surgery to as many women as possible:

Meet Our Partners

We identify local surgical teams in Mozambique already successfully treating women with fistula—and then work to amplify their efforts. 

Who are our current partners?

Focus Fistula

  • Location: Maputo, Beira, Maxixe, Xaixai, and Nampula
  • Partner Since: 2017
Who are our past partners?

Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International)

  • Location: Maputo
  • Partner In: 2014
How much funding have we granted?

Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.

Current Partners

  • Focus Fistula: $1,104,746

Past Partners:

  • Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $20,800

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