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Where We Work  |  Mozambique

Delivering for communities
against the odds.

Our Work in Mozambique

VillageReach’s story began in Mozambique, where we started work to strengthen supply chains and get products to people in 2000. Today, we collaborate with the Ministério da Saúde de Moçambique (MISAU), the private sector and other partners to develop and implement high-impact sustainable solutions and programs, including Last Mile Supply Chain (LMSC), Drones for Health, and strengthening MISAU’s Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC).

Our work improves health care delivery by building tech-enabled pathways to primary health care and making health products available to people when and where they are needed.

Resources

Fact Sheet  |  2022

Last Mile Supply Chain Overview 2022

Research  |  2022

Quality Analysis of Tuberculosis Specimens Transported by Drones versus Ground Transportation

Fact Sheet  |  2022

Leveraging Private Sector Capacity for Stronger and more Sustainable Public Health Systems

Report  |  2022

Let’s Talk About Vaccines Study Overview

Research  |  2022

Determinants of immunisation dropout among children under the age of 2 in Zambézia province, Mozambique

Report  |  2022

Using private sector firms for outsourced transportation in public health systems

Research  |  2021

Reducing missed opportunities for vaccination in Mozambique: cross-sectional assessment (2017)

Fact Sheet  |  2021

VillageReach Mozambique Overview

Fact Sheet  |  2020

Drones for Health: Boosting Access to Lifesaving Products

Fact Sheet  |  2020

The Path to an Integrated Public Health Supply Chain in Mozambique

Research  |  2020

Insights Before Flights: How Community Perceptions Can Make or Break Medical Drone Deliveries

Fact Sheet  |  2020

Cadeia de abastecimento até à Unidade Sanitária

Fact Sheet  |  2020

How to select a drone service provider

Research  |  2020

Landscape Analysis of Electronic Immunization Registries

Fact Sheet  |  2020

LMSC: Ensuring the availability of medical supplies at the last mile

Watch & Learn

A Partnership for Reaching the Last Mile (3:09)

The partnership between government and the private sector is improving the lives of health workers and people in communities across Mozambique. By outsourcing the distribution of medicines and supplies to Bollore, the program Last Mile Supply Chain (LMSC) supports 50% of health centers in the provinces of Zambézia, Tete, Nampula, Inhambane, and Sofala.

Mozambique by the Numbers

32.2M estimated
population

80% employed in
agriculture

800+ facilities reached by
LMSC in 2020-21

18MMozambicans served
in 2020-21

Our Mozambique team is led by Country Director Rotafina Donco

Coordinating relief efforts after Cyclones Kenneth and Idai was a wake-up call – when it’s not possible to transport life-saving medication by road, what can we do? I’m proud of our work with governments and private sector partners to strengthen supply chains to reach people, even in crisis.”

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Launches

Impact Story

My dream is to be a singer. And I would also like all the children to be vaccinated.”

– Agnes, pictured with Lúria, Sheyla and VillageReach’s Rotafina Donco

Lúria, Agnes and Sheyla were among the first Mozambicans to receive a vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer, after their school was chosen to launch the cervical cancer vaccination. Of the 5,500 women who contract cervical cancer per year in Mozambique, more than 4,000 end up dying from the illness, an average of 11 deaths per day. This vaccine could change everything.

Read The Full Story

Delivering Against All Odds

Impact Story

“Different types of transport are being used to deliver medicines… the cargo must be carried by someone.”

– Shabana Gafar, Bolloré Implementation Manager, Last Mile Supply Chain.

On a Friday in early March, a Bollore truck transporting medicines from the provincial warehouse in Quelimane to the district warehouse in Molumbo found itself trapped in mud on a main road. As the situation continued to worsen, locals from nearby came to free the truck by pushing it, with no luck. They then attempted to hire a local tractor, which was also unsuccessful requiring the delivery drivers to spend the night safeguarding the payload of medicines. This led to another day of attempts – including hiring two additional tractors. Through their unwavering determination, the medicines were eventually transferred to a truck hired from Molumbo, which successfully delivered the medicines to the community that needed them.

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