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In 2008, RMF designed the first-ever Mobile Clinic for Mozambique, with financial support from Medical Mission International, in partnership with the Zambézia Provincial Directorate of Health (DPS), and with Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health (FGH) as Implementing Partner. This Mobile Health Clinic is particularly valuable in reaching underserved and/or remote communities because it provides a versatile, flexible platform for primary healthcare services, education, and counseling.

Since 2008, RMF’s Mobile Clinic has been providing extensive services in some of the most remote areas in Zambézia Province. In subsequent years, based on the…

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In 2008, RMF designed the first-ever Mobile Clinic for Mozambique, with financial support from Medical Mission International, in partnership with the Zambézia Provincial Directorate of Health (DPS), and with Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health (FGH) as Implementing Partner. This Mobile Health Clinic is particularly valuable in reaching underserved and/or remote communities because it provides a versatile, flexible platform for primary healthcare services, education, and counseling.

RMF’s Mobile Clinic has been providing extensive services in some of the most remote areas in Zambézia Province. In subsequent years, based on the success and impact of this first…

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During the first quarter of 2016, the Mobile Clinic continued to implement the strategy presented in January 2012. The main activities of the Mobile Clinic included provision of:

Primary health care to the populations of Furquia and Mbawa; HIV diagnostic, care, and treatment services including integrated TB/HIV services for co-infected patients; Antenatal health services and universal ART to pregnant and lactating women; Healthcare services and early diagnosis of HIV in infants born to HIV positive women; Diagnostic services for TB and TB/HIV co-infected patients’ treatment and care; Transport of extra stock of medicine and medical supplies in preparation for…
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During the fourth quarter of 2015, the Mobile Clinic continued the implementation of the strategy presented in January 2012. The main activities of the Mobile Clinic include provision of: primary health care to the populations of Furquia and Mbawa, HIV diagnostic, care and treatment services including integrated TB/ HIV services for co-infected patients, antenatal health services and universal ART to pregnant and lactating women, health care services and early diagnosis of HIV in infants born to HIV positive women, diagnostic services for TB and TB/HIV co-infected patients’ treatment and care and the transport of extra stock of medicine and…

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Project Background:

RMF’s Mobile Clinic in Mozambique is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. Since its inception in 2008 our Mobile Clinic has been hugely successful and remains the only mobile clinic in all of Mozambique. The clinic, a collaboration between RMF, Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health and Medical Mission International, is currently deployed in one of the most populous provinces of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region with a population of almost 4 million.

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Project Background:

RMF’s Mobile Clinic in Mozambique is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. Since its inception in 2008 our Mobile Clinic has been hugely successful and remains the only mobile clinic in all of Mozambique. The clinic, a collaboration between RMF, Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health and Medical Mission International, is currently deployed in one of the most populous provinces of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region with a population of almost 4 million.

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Project Background:

RMF’s Mobile Clinic in Mozambique is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. Since its inception in 2008 our Mobile Clinic has been hugely successful and remains the only mobile clinic in all of Mozambique. The clinic, a collaboration between RMF, Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health and Medical Mission International, is currently deployed in one of the most populous provinces of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region with a population of almost 4 million.

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Project Background:

RMF’s Mobile Clinic in Mozambique is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. Since its inception in 2008 our Mobile Clinic has been hugely successful and remains the only mobile clinic in all of Mozambique. The clinic, a collaboration between RMF, Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health and Medical Mission International, is currently deployed in one of the most populous provinces of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region with a population of almost 4 million.

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Project Background:

RMF’s Mobile Clinic in Mozambique is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. Since its inception in 2008 our Mobile Clinic has been hugely successful and remains the only mobile clinic in all of Mozambique. The clinic, a collaboration between RMF, Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health and Medical Mission International, is currently deployed in one of the most populous provinces of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region with a population of almost 4 million. 

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Project Background:

RMF’s Mobile Clinic in Mozambique is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. Since its inception in 2008 our Mobile Clinic has been hugely successful and remains the only mobile clinic in all of Mozambique. The clinic, a collaboration between RMF, Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health and Medical Mission International, is currently deployed in one of the most populous provinces of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region with a population of almost 4 million. 

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Project Background:

RMF’s Mobile Clinic in Mozambique is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. Since its inception in 2008 our Mobile Clinic has been hugely successful and remains the only mobile clinic in all of Mozambique. The clinic, a collaboration between RMF, Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health and Medical Mission International, is currently deployed in one of the most populous provinces of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region with a population of almost 4 million. 

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Project Goals:

RMF’s Mobile Clinic in Mozambique is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. Since its inception in 2008 our Mobile Clinic has been hugely successful and remains the only mobile clinic in all of Mozambique. The clinic, a collaboration between RMF, Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health and Medical Mission International, is currently deployed in one of the most populous provinces of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region with a population of almost 4 million. 

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Project Goal:  To improve the quality of life and provide access to health services, particularly access to maternal-child healthcare and anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and other diseases.   To provide access to healthcare in remote areas of Zambézia Province, Mozambique, especially those areas devastated by the floods of 2007 and 2008.

Project Objectives:

To increase the number of people with access to health services as well as the number of those referred to ARV services in the targeted areas.

Summary of RMF/MMI-sponsored activities…

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Project Goal: To improve the quality of life and provide access to health services, particularly access to maternal-child healthcare and anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and other diseases. To provide access to healthcare in remote areas of Zambézia Province, Mozambique, especially those areas devastated by the floods of 2007 and 2008.

   

Summary of RMF/MMI-sponsored activities carried out during the reporting period:

Activities this quarter have included two areas: a) routine support to Macuse and Mexixine localities in Namacurra District through the…

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August 22, 2013 - Mozambique

Project Goal: To improve the quality of life and provide access to health services, particularly access to maternal-child healthcare and anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and other diseases.  To provide access to healthcare in remote areas of Zambézia Province, Mozambique, especially those areas devastated by the floods of 2007 and 2008.

   

Project Objectives: To increase the number of people with access to health services as well as the number of those referred to ARV services in the targeted areas.

Activities this…

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August 22, 2013 - Mozambique

Project Goal: To improve the quality of life and provide access to health services, particularly access to maternal-child healthcare and anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and other diseases. To provide access to healthcare in remote areas of Zambézia Province, Mozambique, especially those areas devastated by the floods of 2007 and 2008.

Summary of RMF-sponsored activities carried out during the reporting period under each project objective:

Activities this quarter have included two areas: a) routine support to Macuse and Mexixine localities in Namacurra District and b) participation in…

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Our Mobile Health Clinic program in Mozambique continues to be a very effective way of delivering health care services to this rural area of the country. During the second quarter of 2010, RMF partner Friends in Global Health/Vanderbilt worked in close coordination with the DPS and DDSs (Provincial and District Health Directorates) to carry out our healthcare outreach to the villages of Macuse and Mexixine, located in the Namacurra District.  

   

During the reporting period, the direct target population was focused on the populations of Macuse and Mexixine in Namacurra…

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Photos by Rui Esmael and Dr. Martina Fuchs

Additional information provided by Chiqui Arregui, Teresa Mendoza and Dr. Monica Carvalho

Zambézia is one of Mozambique’s poorest and the second most populous province, with 3,892,854 inhabitants (2007 Census), and an estimated HIV prevalence of 19% (2007 sentinel data). Zambézia is located in the central coastal region south of Nampula and north of Sofala. It has a population of 3,794,509 (2006). The provincial capital is Quelimane on the Bons Sinais River. Zambézia has a total area of 103,127 km², much of it drained by the Zambezi River.

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September 09, 2014 - Mozambique

June 1, 2010

The second day of Mobile Clinic operations I was part of took place in Macuse, also in Namacurra District, a 115km drive. Macuse has a population 40,000.

 

Meeting with the Mobile Clinic team

  In Quelimane on June 2nd, I accompanied Teresa Mendoza, FGH’s Directora Provincial, to a meeting with the Provincial Health Director, Dr. Battista. Dr. Battista is very excited about the impact and success of our Mobile Clinic operations and stated what I had heard many times in Mozambique: the only thing missing are more mobile…

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Our mobile clinic continues to operate successfully in Mozambique under the effective direction of our implementing partner, Friends in Global Health (FGH).

The main activities carried out during this last reporting period were related to supporting the health facilities at Macuse and Mexixine in the Namacurra district, reaching out to the community residents and families of patients gathered at these two locations.

The main services provided were HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment, Prevention and Care for TB, prevention of cervical and breast cancer, maternal and child health outreach and promotion, public education regarding…

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Real Medicine’s Mobile Clinic is being deployed in the most populous province of Mozambique, Zambézia Province, located in the central coastal region south of Nampula and north of Sofala. The provincial capital of Zambézia is Quelimane on the Bons Sinais River. Zambézia has a total area of 103,127 km², much of it drained by the Zambezi River. The population of Zambézia is 3,794,509 (2006 statistics).

Friends in Global Health (FGH), RMF’s Implementing Partner, with funding from the Center for Disease Control (CDC-PEPFAR) and financial assistance from RMF for the Mobile Clinic vehicle, is strengthening all the…

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On August 15, 2009, a Health Fair took place in Quelimane, Zambézia's capital district, for the first time. The Health Fair occurred with the participation of several health related entities, and was promoted by the Health Ministry aimed at educating the population by providing valuable information, promoting good health awareness, and encouraging participants to assume responsibility for their own health. Friends in Global Health (FGH), RMF's partner organization in Mozambique, was one of the participants and introduced our first mobile clinic to the medical community and Ministry of Health of Mozambique. FGH, an NGO affiliated…

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Our Mobile Clinic is completed and on its way from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Quelimane, Mozambique.

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August 22, 2013 - Mozambique

Our first mobile clinic – built by Emergency Vehicle Conversions in Johannesburg, South Africa – is almost completed. The anticipated completion date is end of April 2009. We expect it to be launched in Mozambique this spring.

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August 22, 2013 - Mozambique

My two-week sojourn in Gile district allowed me to observe the full-spectrum of rural health programs being run by the Ministry of Health, Friends in Global Health (FGH) and other partners. Having surveyed the clinical activities of FGH in the district during my first few days in Gile, I now needed to learn about the health outreach and education programs in the communities themselves. On June 14, I had the perfect opportunity to spend time out in the villages and observe the realities of life in rural Mozambique. I set out from the peripheral health center in the locality…

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August 22, 2013 - Mozambique

On June 9, I packed my bags and departed for a two week survey of Gile district. Gile is a mountainous area in the north-east of Zambezia province, easily one of the most isolated and challenging regions in rural Mozambique. Considering the highly dispersed population and tremendous need for basic healthcare—let alone HIV/AIDS services—in Gile, it had been suggested by Friends in Global Health (FGH) as an ideal place to pilot the mobile clinic. Accordingly, I undertook the 400 km journey to Gile from Quelimane on a clear Monday morning with Dr. Emilio Valverde, FGH’s clinical adviser for the…

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The first week of June provided me a quick orientation to the excellent work of Friends in Global Health (FGH) in HIV care in Mozambique. It also served as an eye-opening reminder of the human devastation caused by AIDS when acting in concert with extremely poor primary healthcare, frequent natural disasters, population dispersion, inadequate infrastructure, and tremendous logistical challenges. These challenges have come to characterize Zambézia, the most populous province of the country and the staging ground for FGH’s PEPFAR-funded campaign to bring HIV detection and treatment to the rural areas of the country. In Zambézia, rural areas represent…

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The Zambezi, Africa's fourth largest river, rises in Zambia and flows along the borders of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to Mozambique, where it spills into the Indian Ocean. Since mid December 2007, early and torrential seasonal rains across northern Zimbabwe, southern Zambia, Malawi and central and northern Mozambique – intensified by a La Niña in the Pacific and possibly climate change – have waterlogged and destroyed fields, washed out roads and villages, and destroyed livelihoods. The worry for Mozambique is that most of that water drains out to the east along the Zambezi River valley through the center of…

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(Photos REUTERS Grant/Neuenburg Mozambique 2/07)

1. Executive Summary

In February 2007, heavy rains ravaged Mozambique. An estimated 285,000 people were affected by severe flooding along the banks of the Zambezi River. More than 160,000 Mozambicans have been displaced and have congregated in refugee camps to the north. Just two weeks later, on February 22, 2007, Cyclone Favio added to an already catastrophic situation when it made landfall in the province of Inhambane and devastated the countryside. Essential infrastructure, health centers, educational facilities, and thousands of hectares of crops were destroyed in the aftermath. Cyclone Favio affected…

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According to the Landmine Survivors database, while there seems to be a number of rehabilitation centers available, it appears that many are underutilized due in part to a lack of transport for the clients, lack of patient education on the benefits of long term physical therapy interventions, lack of immediate results and the time and energy it requires to come regularly for sessions. Further, “In Zambezi province, Landmine Survivors Network (LSN) conducts home and hospital visits to assess the individual needs of landmine survivors and other persons who have experienced limb loss. LSN provides peer counseling, referral to services…

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photo by Mail & Guardian  

“Less than 10 percent of landmine survivors have access to proper medical care and rehabilitation. “ (Land Mine Survivors Network) Real Medicine’s Team Whole Health Physical Therapy Enhancement Program, conducted in Sri Lanka by Body Workers Without Borders, has successfully trained PT’s in The Trager® Approach to more effectively address chronic pain associated with Sciatica, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Osteoarthritis as well as chronic spasticity related to Parkinson’s Disease and Cerebral Palsy. Post Traumatic Stress Pain and the underpinning psychological trauma related to the 2004 Tsunami was also…

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Harvard School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Mozambique Ministry of Health, the Real Medicine Foundation, and the African Millennium Foundation, proposes a pilot 18-month program to provide a comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment program in rural Mozambique, for the health district of Xai Xai. A country already plagued by the aftershocks of civil war, floods, and droughts, its weak healthcare infrastructure, and in particular its shortage of healthcare workers, is currently unable to reach its geographically distant rural population.

The city of Xai Xai, located in the Gaza Province, has one of the highest rates of…

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