Archive for the ‘malaria’ Category

Floods in Mozambique: update (cheias em Moçambique – actualização)

7 January, 2006

3 Jan: At least 8 die in Mozambique rainstorms (Reuters)

At least eight people died after heavy rain swept Mozambique and left about 1,700 families homeless, destroying roads and other infrastructure, a disaster management official said on Tuesday.

Radio Mozambique said 13 people had died in rainstorms over the last week in the central and northern regions of the country but disaster authorities contacted by Reuters could only confirm eight deaths. Officials were watching water levels in Mozambique’s major rivers after the Pungue river rose to 6.27 metres, just below the 7-metre flood alarm level, Mozambique Disaster Management spokesman Rogerio Manguele said.

31 Dec: Heavy rains continue in central mozambique (

Torrential rains are continuing in central Mozambique and have isolated the districts of Buzi and Chemba from the rest of the country, Radio Mozambique reported on Friday.

The road from the town of Buzi to Tica, on the Beira- Zimbabwe highway, is impassable – and indeed the Beira-Zimbabwe road itself is under threat.



Malaria: canadian red cross in Mozambique

7 December, 2005

[400.000 mosquitieros anti-malária: Cruz vermelha canadiana apoia famílias moçambicanas com menores de 5 anos. Atenção: 400.000 redes, não famílias!]

 Canadian Red Cross gives lifesaving gift to 400.000 families in Mozambique. Ottawa, December 6, 2005 — In one of the largest initiative of its kind, Red Cross volunteers will travel throughout central Mozambique over the next two weeks to distribute 400,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs) to families with children under five years old. The bed nets — which last for up to five years — will be given out free of charge to provide protection against mosquito bites that transmit malaria.