MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) --
President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi said
Wednesday that the nation’s overall situation is stable and
inspires Mozambicans with confidence, despite the challenges
Nyusi made the
remarks in his state of the nation speech in the Assembly of the
Republic, in the presence of senior officials of his government
and diplomatic corps.
The president said
that one of the main achievements this year was the social and
political stability that allowed the recovery of the national
He said that peace
was consolidated as the government and the opposition Renamo had
reached an agreement on the decentralization of public
administration and military affairs.
“We ensured that
what was essential for us, and did not let the difficulties
affect our confidence in the paths we have taken,” said Nyusi.
In the perspective
of economic and social development, Nyusi said that the country
endeavors to make more friends and raise more resources to
enable the implementation of development program.
international cooperation and economic diplomacy, we
participated in summits of the African Union, SADC,
Commonwealth, BRICS and FOCAC,” said the president.
doctors dormitory completed in Mozambique
MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) --
A 32-apartment dormitory building for doctors,
constructed by a Chinese company with fund from China, was
delivered on Monday in Maputo.
Minister Nazira Abdula said at the inauguration ceremony that
the new apartment building will improve the living condition for
domestic and Chinese doctors and save money that was spent on
“The doctors who
come from all the provinces to the capital city to engage in
professional activities now have decent housing,” said the
According to the
minister, the building will also provide accommodation for the
upcoming team of Chinese doctors. There have already been 21
teams since China started to send medical experts to the country
“We can always count
on the support of the Chinese government and people who have
always placed their technical, scientific and professional
knowledge at the disposal of the Mozambican people,” said Abdula.
to Mozambique Su Jian said health is one of the priority areas
of China-Mozambique cooperation, which has achieved remarkable
Chinese medical companies and institutions to invest in health
care in Mozambique, and to participate in the operation and
management of the hospital and in the production of medicines,”
said the ambassador.
At the time a
protocol was signed between the two governments for the arrival
of a new medical team for the mission year 2019 and 2020, and
the outgoing doctors received certificates of recognition for
their outstanding work in the past two years.
‘remarkable’ and life-saving Chinese doctors
By Li Xiaopeng, Yu Shuaishuai,
Leovigildo Pedro MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) --
Mozambique’s health authority has hailed the
African country’s medical cooperation with China as “one of the
For the past 40
years after Mozambique’s independence from Portugal in 1975,
China has dispatched over 300 medical workers to assist the
southern African country’s health service as part of the two
countries’ medical cooperation.
Speaking to Xinhua
in a recent interview in Maputo, Mozambique’s Deputy Minister of
Health Mouzinho Saide said Chinese doctors’ reputation in
Mozambique is “remarkable” when it comes to saving lives.
Chinese doctors are
highly respected with their expertise, responsibility as well as
their readiness to respond to the needs of patients, Saide
said.”We found the medical teams display discipline and
knowledge, they establish good examples of activities in medical
operations by saving lives in hospitals,” said Saide.
The two countries
started to cooperate in the health sector in 1975, and China was
among the first to cooperate with Mozambique in this regard.
played an important role in a period when Mozambique had almost
no properly trained doctors after the Portuguese settlers left
the country, Saide added.
Currently, the 20th
medical team of China to Mozambique has 13 doctors, who on
average carry out over 1,100 outpatients and over 120 surgeries
on a monthly basis.
“Our doctors are
mainly from the clinical medicines, ranging from surgery,
orthopedics, to obstetrics and gynecology,” said Liu Cunwei,
head the medical team.
Mozambique is facing
a severe, generalized HIV/AIDS epidemic, which is currently
affecting 11.5 percent of the Mozambican population aged between
15-49 years old. Meanwhile, malaria and tuberculosis are also
among the primary under-lying causes of illness and fatality in
occupational exposures are difficult to avoid, given that staff
proficiency in the majority of the local hospitals is yet to
Liu recalled that
one of the Chinese doctors was once accidentally pierced by a
needle handed over by his assistant during a surgery for an AIDS
For security reasons
the doctor had to adopt post-exposure prophylaxis treatment, an
antiretroviral drug treatment as prevention option with strong
side effects, for at least one month to reduce the possibility
“Chinese doctors are
probably the only ones treating local patients for free in the
country, taking no salary from the Mozambican government,” said
As to malaria, China
has provided help in facilities and medicines to Mozambique.
“From this cooperation, Mozambique has benefited from malaria
drugs, and we also got from the Macau forum (Forum for Economic
and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese Language
Countries) different equipment for the functioning of the
hospitals as well as training of medical doctors to treat
malaria and other tropical diseases,” said Saide.
Saide, who has been
to China in 2005, said that “one of the areas we learn a lot
from China is in the traditional Chinese medicine.”
belief that traditional Chinese medicine has a very big
potential in Mozambique.
“We need to make
this potential to benefit more people, and it could serve as a
complementary to address the drug deficit in Mozambique,” added