Mozambique Canada Maternal Health Project Team

COVID-19 restrictions prevent international and national travel. Like so many other groups, the Mozambique Canada Maternal Health Project held its most recent management team meeting online. This international meeting was to discuss plans for the year. It was a great way for the Mozambican and Canadians to share experiences and ideas.

The team was able to speak to each other about the reality of the work on the ground. The increase of COVID-19 in Mozambique has required the project to adjust our plans to integrate prevention of the virus into our maternal and sexual health activities. We have also adapted our ways of working to keep our team safe, as well as those we work with. Our community engagement work has been quite beneficial in developing community response to the impact of COVID 19. Finally, we have extended our scope to include ways we can support the Inhambane provincial health directorate, our project partner, with its efforts to deal with the pandemic. Not an easy task. Many other international projects have actually stopped functioning. But our experienced and dedicated team has renewed and revised its plans and activities to meet the challenge!

In the top row, from right to left, are Nazeem Muhajarine, Cristina Rus and Ruta Massunguine; in the next row are Don Kossick, Denise Kouri, Lidia Monjane and  Jessie Forsyth; and in the bottom row are Argentina Munguambe, Antonio Tanda, and Horacio Mandevo.