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.
Meet Our Partners
We identify local surgical teams in Mozambique already successfully treating women with fistula—and then work to amplify their efforts.
- Location: Maputo
- Partner In: 2014
Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.
- Focus Fistula: $204,659
- Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $20,800