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Cultivating Health: promoting rural development in Mozambique.


The project aims to improve the quality of life for poor people living in rural areas, diminishing the socio-economic inequalities that foster the vicious cycle between poverty and health.

Mozambique
Country (*)
Mozambique
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries (*)
115.500 people

Local partners
  •  DPS - DIRECÇÃO PROVINCIAL DE SAÚDE DE MANICA
  • AMPAL - ASSOCIACAO MOÇAMBICANA DE PESSOAS ATINGIDAS POR LEPRA
  • INEFP - INSTITUTO NACIONAL DO EMPREGO E FORMAÇAO PROFISSIONAL 
International partners
  • AIFO - ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA AMICI DI RAOUL FOLLEREAU (leader)
  • Unione Reno Galliera
  • Lai-momo Società Cooperativa Sociale
Funding agencies

RER - Emilia-Romagna Region

Starting date

01/01/2017

Implementation period

13 months

Description
68% of the Manica Province population (1.943.524 citizens) lives in rural areas, as emerges from a feasibility study carried out by local partners. The main income-generating activities are those linked to traditional agriculture, but often the latter is carried out in an incorrect manner (monoculture, abuse of synthetic products) with consequences on the health of the people and on the productivity and sustainability of natural resources. The main causes are linked to the lack of competences and the difficulty to access resources of vulnerable groups and marginalized people. The aim of the project is the improvement of the quality of life of the poor and marginalized living in rural areas, particularly those affected by leprosy and/or disability, with most attention to women. The response of the project will be in terms of technical assistance, training local medical staff, awareness and health education campaigns, which will contribute to the improvement of the district health services, simplifying access to determined resources in order to sustain productive activities at a small scale, conducted at community level. Moreover, some income-generating activities and actions of social inclusion are expected, to enhance the self-help groups.
Objectives

General objective:

  • Improvement of life conditions of the poor and marginalized living in rural areas, particularly those affected by leprosy and/or disability.

Specific objectives:

  • Creating income opportunities and social inclusion for marginalized and discriminated people of the rural communities.
  • Guaranteeing an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of leprosy cases.
  • Improve the knowledge of leprosy and promote the rights of people with disability.
Activities
  • Income-generating activities for the socio-economic development of the rural community: promoting self-help groups; education classes for the creation of income-generating activities of self-help groups; professional training classes for women; agro-ecological education and nutritional enhancement of the local produce; management training in micro business activities; fair events for the promotion of agro-ecological products.
  • Training of local medical staff and rehabilitative surgery: 12 educational classes on diagnosis and treatment of leprosy for Healthcare Technician; 12 updating classes in diagnosis, treatment of leprosy and prevention of disabilities for doctors of the Healthcare Units; 12 educational classes for community volunteer activists (animadores), Community Health Agents (APEs) and performers of traditional medicine (curandeiros), 24 monitoring visits, rehabilitating surgery for disabilities caused by leprosy and trachoma.
  • Information, Education and Communication: meetings with the pupils of the public school to promote Behavioural Change; meetings for health education in rural communities; divulgation campaigns; seminars on people with disabilities’ rights. 

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