In a country with only a few decades of history, since its independence, and a 16-year civil war in between, as in the case of Mozambique, we find a health system with very few resources and too much dependence on foreign aid. Building a new health care system is as urgent as it is challenging. It is necessary to ensure not only the creation of infrastructures and the training of qualified professionals, but also to ensure that a joint and effective strategy is implemented that is able to respond to the country's needs and collaborate, at the same time, with the plans of the donor institutions (often divergent). Will it be possible to create the perfect health care system? Certainly not. But building a model that is based on primary care and prioritizes public, universal and free access to health must be above any priority.
Published on 25/02/20