Mozambique

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  • Official name: The Republic of Mozambique
  • Capital: Maputo
  • Population: 27.22 million (World Bank 2014)
  • GDP: $15.94 billion (World Bank 2014)
  • Currency: Metical
  • Languages: Portuguese (official), several indigenous languages, including Makhuwa
  • World Bank income classification: Low income
  • Life expectancy: 50 years (men), 52 years (women)
  • Percentage of population living in urban areas: 31.2% (WHO)

NCDs is one of the major concerns of Mozambique, health authorities are prioritizing actions to reverse the current high trend of these diseases. According to the World Health Organization (2014) in this country, the probability of dying between ages 30 and 70 years from the 4 main NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) is 17%. Prevalence of high blood pressure in Mozambique is 33.2%; in Maputo, stroke occurs at a rate of 1.7 cases per day, with 40% of lethality. In parallel, Diabetes prevalence in the country is 1.4%; men are the most affected (WHO).

Neglected tropical diseases (NTD) are particularly prevalent in the tropics. According to WHO, in Mozambique, these diseases are estimated to account for 23% of total deaths, and typically affect children, peasants and the poor causing varying degrees of disability and perpetuating the cycle of poverty. In this country, the most prevalence NTDs include schistosomiasis, trachoma, intestinal parasites, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis. The COHESION project will focus on Schistosomiasis.

Related information:

http://www.afro.who.int/en/mozambique/country-programmes/disease-prevention-and-control/neglected-tropical-diseases.html

http://who.int/countries/moz/areas/noncommunicable_diseases/en/

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Prof. Dr. Albertino Damasceno, PhD, MD
Co-Applicant
Eduardo Mondlane University

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Dr. Kathia Munguambe, PhD

Eduardo Mondlane University

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Mr. Valerio Govo

Eduardo Mondlane University