Based on the International Insulin Foundation's experience in Mozambique, Mali, and Zambia, this report provides country-level policy recommendations for assessing burden of disease for diabetes (including Type 1), Rapid Assessment Protocol for Insulin Access (RAPIA) implementation, insulin supply and pricing, health systems strengthening and healthcare worker training, and economic and policy frameworks at both the country and international level.
This study used echocardiographic screening to test prevalence of rheumatic heart disease among schoolchildren in Cambodia and Mozambique, revealing case numbers 10 times higher than clinical case finding. These data have important implications for planning, prevention, and health service delivery.
This article outlines the need for data on the burden of cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the potential opportunities of expanding the use of echocardiography services to build the necessary research base in countries like Mozambique.
This article provides a summary of epidemiological studies highlighting the burden of neglected heart conditions in Mozambique and throughout sub-Saharan Africa, such as rheumatic heart disease and endomyocardial fibrosis.
Mozambique is actively seeking a better understanding of the NCD burden and risk factor profile in low-resource areas to highlight needs and support funding and policy prioritization. Building off of her research in neglected cardiovascular diseases, Dr. Ana Olga Mocumbi’s efforts to improve the NCD data systems in Mozambique are an example of strong national leadership and a commitment to evidence-based approaches to NCD treatment.