Chibabava District is located in the southern region of Sofala (Mozambique), one of the poorest in the country due to the sixteen-year civil war (1976-1992) and natural disasters that periodically plague.
Lack of resources is associated with a wrong system of access to water and sanitation, causing many existing diseases among the population, and shape as one of the major problems that must face health centres, already fragile, with inadequate infrastructure and poorly trained health workforce.
The project aimed to help address this situation, and thanks to the funding from the Nando Peretti Foundation, in partnership with the Association Esmabama, a series of measures were implemented for the benefit of Mangunde Hospital. Specifically, we have worked on streamlining the water system, and also in nearby homes, improving hygienic conditions and, consequently, the services provided by the Hospital Mangunde. Moreover, the First Aid Unit which was completed in 2013 will be correctly equipped.
This lended a proper health care for 30,000 people attending annually, 60% of them women and children.
For over 10 years The Nando Peretti Foundation has been working in different parts of the world supporting programs to promote human rights, defense and education of children, medical research, protection of the cultural and artistic heritages, the conservation of nature and environmental protection