Publications

We want to make available to you all documents, reports, documentaries, videos and other methodological tools with which we contribute to improve the health of Mozambicans.

Environment Training Modules I

Environment I is a module that provides basic and elementary knowledge about caring for the environment. The document contributes to generating significant positive and responsible change, particularly in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining sites.

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Environment Training Module II

Environment II is a training module that provides basic and elementary knowledge about environmental management in areas degraded by artisanal mining, in order to contribute to generating significant positive and responsible changes in the environment in which mining activities are carried out. This module complements the Environment I, Knowing and Caring for Our Environment brochure.

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Association Training and Legislation Module

Associations and legislation are part of the objective of making the artisanal mining activity more dignified. One of the vectors used to achieve this objective is the promotion of associations among mining operators. Therefore, in a nutshell, this brochure presents the main aspects of associativism.

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Training Module Rights and Participation

This module was produced with the aim of reinforcing the contribution to a process of dignification of artisanal mining, a process that began recently in the country, through the systematization of a more comprehensive knowledge on the part of artisanal miners and their organizations, in order to improve mining techniques, including mechanisms for participation in decision-making spaces that affect the sector.

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Quantum GIS Training Manual – GIS QGIS 3.4

Basic management of Quantum GIS 3.4, is a manual and a guide on using a free software that serves to draw digital maps and project (release) georeferenced data. Georeferenced data are those that are linked to a place (point) whose geographic coordinates are known: longitude and latitude. In this case, the place could be a more or less extensive artisanal mining site.

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Diagnosis of Social Determinants of Health that influence Malnutrition in the Montepuez District, Cabo Delgado

From 10 to 13 September 2019, a survey of the health services' functioning processes, needs and response took place, in the Montepuez district, in order to reduce and prevent malnutrition. This evaluation involved the participation of several district services (SDSMAS, SDPI, SDAE, SDEJT), Health Committees and caregiving mothers from four randomly chosen villages. The results of this diagnosis are now made known by medicusmundi and reveal, as the main aspects contributing to the high rates of malnutrition in Montepuez, the following: low access to food, shortage of funds to acquire them, poor knowledge about nutrition and consumption of inappropriate water.

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Health care inequalities in Mozambique: needs, access, barriers and quality of care

Access to quality health services is crucial for good and balanced health. This report aims to provide solid scientific evidence about access to the health system in Mozambique and the social inequalities that affect that access. For this purpose, a descriptive and multivariate analysis of the Family Budget Survey (IOF is the Portuguese acronym) of Mozambique 2014/15 was carried out, with regard to health needs, severity of diseases, use of health services and reasons for non-use,  problems with the quality of received care and direct payments.

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Gravitational Method Manual

This manual is a compilation of different materials about the “GRAVITATIONAL METHOD USING BÓRAX, an alternative to the use of mercury in the artisanal extraction of gold", produced as part of the implementation of the projects “Reducing the negative impact of artisanal mining on individual, community and environmental health” and “Artisanal Mining: Environmental and Cultural Rights in Cabo Delgado Province”, implemented by medicusmundi and Centro Terra Viva, with funding the Generalitat Valenciana and the European Union, respectively.

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Diagnosis of Social Determinants of Health that influence Malnutrition in the District of Namuno, Cabo Delgado

In August last year (between 27th and 30th) medicusmundi carried out a diagnostic study of the health services' functioning, needs and response processes in order to reduce and prevent malnutrition in the Namuno district. This work was done in conjunction with different district services (SDSMAS, SDPI, SDAE, SDEJT), Health Committees, caring mothers in the villages of Potomola and Mahari, the Wiwanana Foundation, SolidarMed and the World Food Program (WFP) . The evaluation showed that the high levels of illiteracy and, consequently, the lack of knowledge on how to prepare food and eat a balanced diet are the main causes that are behind the high levels of malnutrition registered in Namuno. To this is added the practice of agriculture that favors commercial purposes more than own consumption.

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Diagnosis of Social Determinants of Health that influence Malnutrition in the Ancuabe District, Cabo Delgado

Between 17 and 20 September last year, in the district of Ancuabe, an evaluation of the functioning processes, needs and response of health services was carried out with a view to reducing and preventing malnutrition. This diagnosis, results of which are now being released, involved the participation of several district services (SDSMAS, SDPI, SDAE, SDEJT), Health Committees, caregiving mothers from four villages and some NGOs operating in that district (Wiwanana Foundation, SolidarMed and Aga Khan). The survey concluded that the lack of knowledge about how to prepare and preserve food, the restriction of consumption of some foods due to myths, taboos, habits and customs, illiteracy and insufficient water sources and dams for irrigation, are the aspects that most contribute to the prevalence of malnutrition in Ancuabe.

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Multisectoral Action Plan to Improve Response to Malnutrition Reduction and Prevention Programs in Ancuabe District, Cabo Delgado

Based on the diagnosis made in September 2019, in November of the same year the Multisectorial Group, composed of the District Services (SDSMAS, SDPI, SDAE and SDEJT), the Wiwanana Foundation, Solidarmed and Aga Khan prepared, together with medicusmundi, an Action Plan to improve the fight against malnutrition. The objective was to establish easy ways of intervening, with concrete and coordinated actions between all sectors, giving particular importance to training, awareness, education and supervision activities. Of this plan stands out the holding of regular lectures in the communities, with the inclusion not only of women, but also of the heads of families (men), as one of the key actions to prevent and reduce malnutrition in this district. Also noteworthy is the decision to set up a Technical Group to resolve the lack of coordination previously identified between the different actors, which will now hold meetings for planning and assessing activities at district level.

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