Mozambique

International Day Of Charity - Challenging Public Perceptions

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

As a sector, we've been burying our heads in the sand and hoping that the negative press and public opinion will soon subside but it's been a year and the angst and anguish doesn't seem to be getting any better. The longer there is a misconception about the work we do, the fewer funds there are being brought in and, as a result, fewer lives are being changed.

When Is a Cure a Cure?

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

Researchers spend years looking for them, testing them, perfecting them before medical practitioners get to implement them in real life. I'm talking about cures. They've discovered one for malaria and for TB, and they're still working on one for cancer.

Sex for Grades: The Sexual Harassment of Girls in Mozambique

Johanna Higgs | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Johanna Higgs

While poverty remains one of the greatest shadows over the country it seems that the rights of girls and women will be put on hold. Morality seems to have been put on hold as well, at least in Mozambican schools.

The Consequences of Misdiagnosis

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

In the UK, when you're sick you go to the doctor and expect a swift and accurate diagnosis. It is rare to be told that your symptoms are unheard of or to be given a completely incorrect diagnosis. In many countries though, this is commonplace, especially when it comes to lesser known diseases like leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.

Drought Through the Eyes of a Child

Cate Heinrich | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK
Cate Heinrich

Something was wrong when the doctor led me into the children's room at Guija Hospital in Gaza Province, southern Mozambique. What struck me was the stillness. From my previous job as a primary school teacher, the one thing I know is a room of children is never usually this quiet.

Five Innovative Ways We Are Fighting Malaria

Ilya Jones | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Ilya Jones

Malaria has been a persistent blight for thousands of years. Spread by mosquitos, the oldest surviving records of the disease appear in ancient Chinese medical texts dating back to 2,700 BC. Since that time, efforts to tame it have been equally tireless.

A Holiday Guide to the Indian Ocean

Marc Harris | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

Tides may fluctuate by up to 500 metres - making swimming impossible for the majority of your day, and often water too shallow for a proper swim even when the tide is in. And as a follow up question we would ask if the hotel has a pool to compensate for those low tide moments.

The Man Who Found Possible MH370 Debris Was Running His Own Investigation

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK

The amateur investigator who found debris that is suspected to have come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has explained how he has been dri...

Shark-Infested Waters: Mozambique and International Borrowing

Lucy James | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK
Lucy James

When Mozambique celebrated the 40 year anniversary of independence on 25 June, it was a time for reflection on the gains and losses made by the country which has experienced rapid shifts from civil conflict, to democratic consolidation and exponential economic growth driven by commodity discoveries. A mark of how far Mozambique has come since 1975 was demonstrated last year, when it undertook its first voyage in to international debt markets.

Too Narrow a Focus on Finance, Not Enough on People

Philip Goodwin | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

I'm in New York this week to engage in the Post 2015 development process first hand. I know I'm not alone when I say that the process to agree a new agenda for the fight on global poverty is confusing and impenetrable. This week's focus is on financing and implementation. It's the "who's-going-to-pay?" and "how's-it-going-to-happen?" parts of the puzzle.

The African Indian Ocean's Best Beach Properties

Marc Harris | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

While the Maldives is a destination in its own right, the islands and beaches closer to mainland Africa combine brilliantly with a safari to make one of the world's best combination holidays. The beaches of Zanzibar provide the lion's share of the accommodation options but, if you want to do it in style, these are the lodges to go for...

A Baby Girl Died Today...

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

There are so many ifs and buts. If only the two motorbike ambulances we have purchased had already arrived, if only the hospital was not so far, if only the nurse had not been away, if only there had been more support at the birth.

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

69 People Dead After Drinking Beer Poisoned With Crocodile Bile At Funeral

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

69 people have died and a further 196 have been admitted to hospital after drinking contaminated beer during a funeral in Mozambique. The country...

Professional Climbers Aid Scientific Discovery in Southern Africa

Will Ross | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

It's not everyday that you hear of world-first rock climbing ambitions meet with scientific research on the same perilous face in Southern Africa. But for a group of professional rock climbers and international scientists, Mozambique's Mt. Namuli set the stage for such a collaboration - The Lost Mountain project.

Ten Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Jane Anderson | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Just because you're going on honeymoon doesn't mean you have to stick to the tried and tested "romantic" destinations for newlyweds. Here are 10 alternative honeymoons that will be sure to get your hearts racing...

Last Few Days and Time to Decide Where to Help Next?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

Supporting Nema has some incredible advantages. Of course there is the satisfaction of knowing that we are doing some good, albeit in very difficult circumstances where nothing seems to progress as planned...

Our 'Fat Man' Driver Is Late and We See Lisa's Fury in Its Full Glory

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Laura Tenison MBE

A sure sign that you might be getting to grips with a new language is to express yourself coherently when angry (and of course understanding local jokes). Well this morning Lisa, our charity manager, is displaying her disapproval of the freelance driver we have hired to get us around.

Hospitals, Health Posts and Mobile Ambulancesl

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Laura Tenison MBE

The most common causes of infant mortality are dysentery and malaria but as you might expect there are also many problems during labour and birth. In the past few days we have been visiting the doctors, nurses and hospital. We are trying to work out where it would be best to help.

My Shopping List Consists of Bike Parts, Chicken Coops and Some Bamboo Poles...

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

The walk from Nema HQ to the local village isn't too far but in hot mid-morning sun our initial enthusiastic pace slows down to a more sedate lumber. I'm quite pleased and refreshed when the recent rains have flooded the road and we need to wade through holding our modest long skirts up.

Mozambique: Back in the Air and Back on the Blog

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Laura Tenison MBE

It's been a while since I was in the air alone, with time to do exactly what I want. Drink wine, read a book, watch a movie, chat up my neighbour...or even put fingers to keyboard and bash away. Since my last productive blogging moment when I spent a few weeks travelling around the USA for JoJo, I have been away, but only in the company of my lovely boys...

Ex-Tory Minister Gets Seventh Job While STILL Being MP

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics

Tory MP Henry Bellingham, who served as Africa minister until 2012, has got a new job as chairman of Pathfinder Minerals, which is fighting for contro...

Sarah LeFanu: The Writer Who Travelled From Outer Space to Mozambique Via Bath

Bidisha | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bidisha

Since discovering it, I've kept an eye on Sarah LeFanu's work, which combines depth and diversity, intelligence and wit.

World Malaria Day: International Community Needs To Sustain Commitment To Tackle Malaria

Baroness Featherstone | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Baroness Featherstone

The UK will not stand on the sidelines while millions suffer from this entirely preventable and treatable disease. It's time for the international community to come together yet again and keep up their commitments. We need another decade of action against malaria. The prize could be another million lives saved.

Mobile Money Opens Up New Opportunities for Mozambique's Small and Medium Businesses

Baroness Featherstone | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Baroness Featherstone

Mobile money means more small, safe, cashless transactions can happen - urban workers can send money back to rural homes; small shops and stalls can trade more and grow their business.