On the 27th February, at the presence of the Mozambican Ministry of Health and local health authorities, Doctors with Africa CUAMM and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) celebrated 3 years of joint work to fight diabetes and hypertension in Mozambique. A great event was organized in Maputo to share results and best practices.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM has been working in Mozambique since 1978, in close partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH). In October 2016, thanks to the support of the World Diabetes Foundation, CUAMM has launched a vast and innovative three-year program to fight Diabetes (DM) and Arterial Hypertension (HTN) in 3 provinces of Mozambique: Maputo, Sofala, Cabo Delgado. The program was unique as it was the very first of this kind piloted in the country. The intervention targeted 17 districts, covering 81 health units and one central hospital, reaching a population of about 3.600.000 people and screening about 903.244 people for DM and HTN.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM is committed to continuing its efforts towards expanding and strengthening the integration of NCDs screening and treatment into quality existing services, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and local associations.