Our Partners

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, as 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 one of the first Project Steering Committee Meetings, on October 17, 2017 in Inhambane City. From left to right, with positions in effect at the time, 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, Mozambique Project Director; and Denise Kouri, Project Director.

DPSI headquarters

This photograph was taken at DPSI headquarters in June, 2017. From left to right, with positions in effect at the time, are, Horácio Mandevo, Mozambique Project Co-Director; Dr. Lídia Monjane, Mozambique Project Director; Dr. Naftal Matusse, Inhambane Provincial Health Director; Denise Kouri, Project Director; Dr. Sonia Mahesso, Head of Planning, DPSI; Dr. Amélia Ussene, Head of Medicine, DPSI; Dr. Jessie Forsyth, Project Gender Specialist (and current Project Director); and Don Kossick, Project Development Officer.

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 the Project’s first year, 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.

Canadian Advisory Team – Top from Left to Right – Mahli Brindamour, Family Physician and Pediatrician, Saskatoon; Rachel Gough, Family and Sexual Health Physician, St. John’s, NL; Tanya Dunn-Pierce, Director – Population and Public Health, Quality, Safety and Strategy portfolio, Saskatchewan Health Authority; Sylvia Abonyi, Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology, U of S; Eddie Rooke, Family Physician; Xochitl Hanson Pastran, Resident, Public Health and Preventative Medicine, UBC; Daphne McRae, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, UBC; Murray Dickson, Health Training Specialist, Saskatoon.