New Health Centre for Funhalouro

New Health Centre for Funhalouro
New Health Centre for Funhalouro

Africa-Press – Mozambique. Mozambique’s First Lady, Isaura Nyusi, on Wednesday inaugurated a new health centre in the locality of Cupo, in Funhalouro district, in the southern province of Inhambane.

The health centre, which that will reduce the distance travelled by residents to access health care, was built with funding from Sweden. It includes a maternity unit, a water supply system and a house for the professionals who will be assigned to the centre.

When they needed health care, the residents of Cupo used to travel 42 kilometers to the locality of Mavume or even 92 kilometers to Funhalouro town.

At the inauguration ceremony, Isaura Nyusi highlighted that this is an important milestone in changing the life of the community, which will now benefit from medical assistance and medication.

“These are resilient infrastructures that are durable, consistent and resistant to the vulnerability scenarios to which we are all exposed, due to the frequent occurrence of extreme events that, in recent years, have recorded a greater intensity and frequency, as a result of climate change”, she said.

“The facilities that we are delivering today express our health policy, which aims, among other objectives, to expand access to quality primary health care”, added the wife of the Mozambican President.

According to the First Lady, the health centre will contribute to the promotion of personalized and humanized care services for users, the provision of maternal and child services, as well as the prevention of diseases such as obstetric fistulas, often caused by late arrival at health centres due to the long distances that the population was previously forced to travel.

“With this initiative, we are bringing primary health services increasingly closer to the communities, thus observing the commitments made by our government, not only to provide the best health services, but also to improve the resilience of our communities in the face of the challenges imposed by climate change”, she stressed.

The Cupo Health Center will directly benefit a total of 1,638 inhabitants of this locality, and indirectly benefit hundreds of other citizens from the communities of Mangole and Macuacuane in the neighbouring province of Gaza.

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