The Project works with partners and associates in both Mozambique and Canada
The principal Mozambican partner is the Inhambane Provincial Health Directorate (DPSI).
The Provincial Health Director, Dr. Naftal Matusse, is on the Project Steering Committee. Also on the Project Steering Committee is Dr. Albertina Manhenje from the Mozambique Ministry of Health. The Project also works with the Massinga and Inhambane Training Centres.
This photograph was taken at the most recent Project Steering Committee Meeting, on October 17, 2017 in Inhambane City. From left to right are Dr. Naftal Matusse, Provincial Health Director; Dr. Albertina Manhenje, Mozambique Ministry of Health; Dr. Stélio Tembe, Chief Medical Officer of Inhambane province; Cipriano Dyeja, Director of the Inhambane Training Centre; Bertina Vintane, Director of the Massinga Training Centre; Dr. Lídia Monjane, Project Mozambican Director; and Denise Kouri, Project Canadian Director.
This photograph was taken in at DPSI headquarters in June, 2017. From left to right are, Horácio Mandevo, Mozambique Project Co-Director; Dr. Lídia Monjane, Mozambique Project Director; Dr. Naftal Matusse, Inhambane Provincial Health Director; Denise Kouri, Canadian Project Director; Dr. Sonia Mahesso, Head of Planning, DPSI; Dr. Amélia Ussene, Head of Medicine, DPSI; Dr. Jessie Forsyth, Project Gender Specialist; and Don Kossick, Project Development Officer.
Missing from photo is Isabel Langa, Head of Maternal Child Health Nursing in DPSI, and with whom the Project collaborates regularly.
WLSA (Women and Law in Southern Africa)
WLSA Mozambique is the Project’s partner for gender. It is a non-governmental organisation that conducts research about women’s human rights. In October, they facilitated a workshop for the project that covered important topics about the role of women in communities, how they should be respected, recognized and be in the leadership of the local Committees of Health. Gender issues were discussed in the context of how the mortality rate for women and children is directly affected by gender roles.
The Project benefits from several professionals who contribute their advice and support.
These photographs were taken at recent group and subgroup meetings.