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Traditional Birth Attendants Encourage Institutional Deliveries in Zambézia Province

In the rich farmlands of Birua Village, in Furquia Locality, Namacurra District, Zambézia Province, lives 52 year old Paulina Raposo. She has been a traditional birth attendant for 36 years. “I learned to be a traditional birth attendant at the hospital in Macuse [in Zambézia] in 1980. It was war time and there was a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , , Comments Off on Traditional Birth Attendants Encourage Institutional Deliveries in Zambézia Province


VIDEO: Medical equipment arrives in Mozambique

By Heather Jordan In the last year, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and its subsidiary Friends in Global Health (FGH) have raised the funds to ship one 12.2 meter long container filled to the brim with donated medical supplies to the Provincial Health Department of Zambézia Province, Mozambique. The container arrived in the port...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Mozambique, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , Comments Off on VIDEO: Medical equipment arrives in Mozambique


VIDEO: For mother and daughter, life is not as it used to be: It is much better!

This story was originally published in May of 2016. You can read it here. – The video version was released in December and was produced by Rui Esmael.... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Mozambique, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , Comments Off on VIDEO: For mother and daughter, life is not as it used to be: It is much better!


Health counselors: A key element in the fight against HIV

“The health counselor is the key member of the team. They are the true pillar. It is with the health counselor that patients have their first contact, on which everything else depends.” ~Mauro Timana – Chefe Médico at Mocubela Under the intense sun in the district of Mocubela, in Zambézia Province, Ilda Pedro receives Bethe...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 in FGH News, FGH Programs, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Mozambique, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , , , Comments Off on Health counselors: A key element in the fight against HIV


Pediatric Antiretroviral HIV Treatment Brings Back Hope to Tânia

“Next year, I’m going back to school because when I grow up I want to be a nurse to help other people.” -Tânia Five months ago Tânia, a young girl living in Maganja da Costa district of Zambézia Province, did not dare to dream of what she would be doing next year because she was...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Mozambique, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , Comments Off on Pediatric Antiretroviral HIV Treatment Brings Back Hope to Tânia


FGH Presents at AIDS 2016

The 21st Annual AIDS Conference was held in Durban, South Africa from July 18 through July 22, 2016. Friends in Global Health (FGH) was represented by Dr. Magdalena Bravo, Provincial Technical Assistance Coordinator, and Dr. Epifanio Mahagaja, former Medical Chief for the Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia Province. On the second day of the conference,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016 in FGH News, FGH Programs, Mozambique, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , Comments Off on FGH Presents at AIDS 2016


For mother and daughter, life is not as it used to be: It is much better!

Amélia Sebastião and her seven year old daughter, Juliana, are healthy and making long-term plans for their lives. Amélia is a Peer Educator assisting patients in her community and Juliana wants to be a District Administrator when she grows up. But this was not the case just a few years ago. Back in 2009, Amélia...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Mozambique, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , Comments Off on For mother and daughter, life is not as it used to be: It is much better!


Faculty Publication: Factors associated with the use of mosquito bed nets in Mozambique

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Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in FGH News, Malaria, Mozambique, News Posts | Tags: , , Comments Off on Faculty Publication: Factors associated with the use of mosquito bed nets in Mozambique


Mozambican Couple Achieves Gender Equality Through Male Champion Strategy

This story was submitted and written by Zacarias Chuquela, District Community Involvement Assistant for Friends in Global Health (FGH), Vanderbilt’s affiliate organization working in rural Mozambique. Gender-based Violence – Male Champion strategy MORRUMBALA Mr. Horácio João is 55 years old and lives in Morrumbala District of Zambézia Province Mozambique, where he resides with his wife,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015 in Africa, FGH News, Gender-based Violence Prevention, Mozambique | Tags: , , Comments Off on Mozambican Couple Achieves Gender Equality Through Male Champion Strategy


Community support groups improve HIV ART adherence in rural Mozambique

Walking through life together – Community HIV ART adherence in rural Mozambique Morrumbala District of Zambézia Province, Mozambique Anabela Chico, 41, is one of the beneficiaries of the Community Adherence Support Groups implemented by the Mozambican Ministry of Health in 2010, known locally as Grupos de Apoio a Adesão Comunitária (GAACs). Anabela heard of the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 in FGH News, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , , Comments Off on Community support groups improve HIV ART adherence in rural Mozambique


VIGH researchers receive grant to study family-focused approach to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission

Researchers at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) recently received a two-year, $895,072 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study whether an integrated, family-focused approach can prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV—the AIDS virus—in Nigeria. The West African...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 in FGH News, Implementation Science, News Posts, Nigeria | Tags: , , , , Comments Off on VIGH researchers receive grant to study family-focused approach to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission


VIGH Core and Affiliated Faculty Presentations at AIDS 2012

VIGH Director, Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D. will participate in a satellite session entitled, Health Disparities, Hurdles and Hope: Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. on Sunday, July 22, and moderate a panel discussion entitled, Treatment as Prevention: From Science to Implementation on Tuesday, July 24. Presentions by Vanderbilt investigators total 27 and 17 of...... KEEP READING

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