From Mother to Mother, Advice and Support from a Trusted Source  

Always smiling and cheerful, Carla Santos Cossa*, a mentor mother since 2019, pays attention to women waiting for appointments as she walks through the corridors of the Integrated Care and Treatment Center (CICTRA) at the Military Hospital of Maputo. She begins her day at the health center like many other mentor mothers across Mozambique.  “In

A Woman-Centered Approach to Breast Health 

For two years, Joana Albino sought help for a growth in her left breast. She visited the local doctors a couple of times, but it didn’t help. Her condition worsened. “Because of the state I was in, I could not find work. I closed myself off and lived in my own world. Many things came

Community health workers can help protect pregnant women, their babies from malaria

Community health workers can make a great difference in increasing the number of pregnant women who receive life-saving preventive antimalarial treatment, according to a study conducted in four sub-Saharan African countries and led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation. The findings, published in The Lancet Global Health, will help to guide