Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido has called for a redoubling of efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in order to reduce substantially the HIV prevalence rate.
Maputo - Mozambique hopes to recruit 8 000 doctors from other African nations to improve a health-care system battered by one of the continent's worst Aids epidemics, the country's health minister said on Monday.
Mozambique, 18 February 2007 UNICEF Health Officer Dr. Felix Ramos is no novice to floods disasters. He was here in 2001, the year when severe floods devastated the central region of Mozambique, leaving thousands of people homeless. And now, he is among the first UNICEF staff to be deployed to the flood-affected areas to respond to the current emergency.
Mozambique will provide free anti-retroviral AIDS drugs to some 50 000 people by the end of 2006. Mozambique has been hailed by international lenders as a model reformer that has grown its economy at an average rate of 8% over the past decade.
MAPUTO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Only a tiny fraction of children in Mozambique eligible for AIDS drugs have access to the medicines due to a severe shortage of staff who themselves are dying of the disease, the country's health minister said.