PROJECT

Creation and establishment of the First Master of this subspecialty, unique in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa, for the Faculty of Medicine (FM-UEM, Maputo).

  • PHASE 1 (2010 to 2019) Strengthened capacities of 20 ophthalmologists (15 and 5) and of resident doctors, as well as of their basic skills in operating rooms and consultations to be able to practice this specialty.
  • PHASE 2 (2020) To train 3 of their future teachers (2 and 1), as well as to establish eSalud to train them digitally. To strengthen their skills in operating rooms and consultations.
  • PHASE 3 (2021 to 2025) To train 3 students per course and complement the education of the 3 teachers trained in the previous phase. Planned until the end of the 3rd Edition.

CONTEXT AND SITUATION IN MOZAMBIQUE

According to data from Mozambique United States (2019), the country is one of the 10 poorest and with the worst living conditions in the world, due to the war-time lasting more than twenty years, natural disasters, illnesses, high population growth, low agricultural productivity and an unequal wealth distribution. Its birth rate has been one of the highest in the world with an average of more than 5 children per mother (greater in rural areas) for more than three decades. The high sustained level of fertility reflects the inequality of gender, the low use of contraceptives, early marriages and maternity, the lack of education, especially among women.

 

Population

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

 

HDI Ranking

of a total of 189 countries

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

 

Human Development Index (HDI)

%

MOZAMBIQUE

%

SPAIN

 

Inequality-adjusted HDI

%

MOZAMBIQUE

%

SPAIN

 

Life expectancy

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

 

GDP per inhabitant (€)

(Gross Domestic Product)

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

 

Gender Development Index (GDI)

%

MOZAMBIQUE

%

SPAIN

VISUAL HEALTH CONTEXT

According to data from the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB-WHO), the prevalence of blindness was estimated at 0.82% and poor vision at 3.38% in 2015, which equates to 99,378 blind people and 461,710 visually impaired, being decades of the ratio of 0.15% of our country. To face these serious problems, they only have:

 

Blind people

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

Ophthalmologists

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

 

Ophthalmologists

per million inhabitants

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

 

Optometrists

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

 

Optometrists

per million inhabitants

MOZAMBIQUE

SPAIN

Eight of their ophthalmologists provide services at the capital Maputo, so that the rural regions of the country remain practically unattendedFurthermore, the reduced personnel is confronted with difficult work situations due to insufficient equipment of health structures, low pay and insufficient training and recycling, the latter being where we can do with help.

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