Lack of Paper Conditions Blood Donation at José Macamo General Hospital

Maputo, 21/ 09/ 2022 – Following a campaign carried out by Saber Nascer and ASCHA – Non-Governmental Organizations working to combat obstetric violence and Gender Based Violence – for the donation of blood in favor of a young activist, interned in José Macamo General Hospital, several people have shown their solidarity.   However, the volunteers who […]

Patients Still Barred from Accessing Health Care Because of Clothing

Patients and users of various public health facilities in Mozambique are still barred and denied to access the health services because of their clothing or appearance. This information is expressed in the III Survey on Monitoring Implementation of the Ministerial Order on Removal of the Clothing Barrier in Access to Health Facilities, conducted by the […]

Managers Rebut Medication Shortage at Chicuque Rural Hospital

Following the information that has been circulating in the media and social networks regarding the lack of medication for two months at the Chicuque Rural Hospital, in the southern province of Inhambane, the Citizen Observatory for Health (OCS) has called the authorities of that hospital to learn more about the situation. During the communication, the […]

<strong>JUST OVER 33% OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICINES</strong>

The difficult access to medicines for people with disabilities in Mozambique is directly related to extreme poverty of families, in a context where women, children and elderly are the most vulnerable. The data are contained in the research on Access to Medicine for People with Disabilities, presented by the Citizen Observatory for Health (OCS), within […]

<strong>LACK OF SECURITY WORRIES HPM PATIENTS</strong>

The lack of security at the Maputo Provincial Hospital (HPM) – which is characterized by the absence of a gate and security staff – has been worrying the users of health services and local communities, raising fear for new-born babies’ theft.  The insecurity, at that location, also troubles the superior entities of the hospital, who […]

<strong>OCS DEMANDS EXPLANATION ON THE DESTRUCTION OF HARMFUL DRUGS</strong>

Through a document, made public last July, Mozambique’s National Drug Regulatory Authority (ANARME) has prohibited the circulation and consumption of drugs branded LAURODERME and other related drugs for containing, in their composition, harmful chemical substances (4-tertbutylbenzyl propionaldehyde, Zinc pyrithione). According to ANARME, the prohibition of the commercialization of these drugs in Mozambique aims to protect […]

<strong>Covid-19 Proved that the Government is not Ready to Deal with Crises</strong>

The Covid-19 pandemic proved that the Mozambican government does not have the capacity to provide quality health services in times of crisis, taking into account the insufficient beds for patients in health facilities, as well as insufficient personal protective equipment for health professionals. These findings are verified in the study carried out by the Citizen […]

OCS CALLS FOR URGENT ELIMINATION OF BARRIERS IN HEALTH UNITS

The coordinator of the Research Management pillar at the Citizen Observatory for Health (OCS), Clélia Liquela Pondja, calls for urgent elimination of barriers based on clothing and appearance on the access to health facilities.   The researcher, who was speaking at the National Conference on Access to Health, stressed that the measure that eliminates the barrier […]