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 eHealth 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 Part.

    CONTEXT AND SITUATION IN MOZAMBIQUE

    According to data fromUnited Nations Mozambique (2019), the countryis 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-OMS),  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. 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 unattended.Furthermore, 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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