On March 11th, medicusmundi participated in the "Baptism" ceremony of the 20 new students who in January started the Maternal and Child Health Nursing Course at Health Sciences Institute in Pemba.
In Mozambique, the mid-level nurses are the main health services providers for women/mothers and children. They provide not only normal assistance and preventive services such as antenatal and postpartum care, family planning and others; but they are also formed to offer CONEmB and CONEmC. However, many urban and rural health centers continue to have a high number of elementary midwives and entry-level MCH nurses, providing a significant amount of services for mothers, newborns and children under 5 years of age.
medicusmundi has been collaborating with this higher education institution for over 20 years, but on this occasion it is about supporting the educational center so that, after 3 years of theoretical and practical training financed by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development, 20 maternal and child health nurses are available to join the public health system in the province of Cabo Delgado.
During the ceremony, emphasis was given to the importance of instilling a sense of defense of the universal right to health, primary health care, as well as ensuring health care in a humanized way, as some of the basic pillars that future nurses will have to apply to your professional performance.
Furthermore, under this project, when the students finish their course, two of them will be recruited to work for one year in rural health centers in the districts of Namuno and Ancuabe. The objective is to motivate students to perform well academically, while helping to strengthen the human resources of rural health centers that are currently overburdened.
For his part, the Health Sciences Institute, Pedagogical Director, Florindo Afonso, thanked the support that medicusmundi and AECID have provided over all these years, contributing to the training of new health professionals in the province of Cabo Delgado.
This activity is carried out with the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development, under the terms of Agreement 2022/PCONV/000398 “Improving the quality, coverage and resilience of the health system in Cabo Delgado”. The content of this news is the sole responsibility of medicusmundi and does not necessarily reflect the Agency opinion.