Case Study: Creating a community-based program to transport high-risk and severely ill patients to health facilities in Manhiça district, Mozambique
September 6, 2023
The CHAMPS team in Mozambique has published a new case study on how to approach transportation issues for high-risk and severely ill patients. Data from 2015 estimates that 66.7% of the population of Mozambique were living more than 60 minutes away from a healthcare center, either by vehicle or on foot (8), and different communities in Manhiça District, Southern Mozambique, considered this issue a priority.
The local community and CHAMPS team worked together to design a transportation program for severely ill people that would be specific for each location and self-managed by the neighborhoods being served. Over time, the transportation program evolved to adapt to the needs of each community and incorporated other interventions such as transportation for women in labor, economic support for funeral costs, provision of food for caretakers during the time of hospitalization, and economic support for people living in extreme poverty.
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Authors: Saquina Cossa, Maria Maixenchs, Hèlio Timane, Felismina Tamele, Zubaida Manheng, Amílcar Magaço, Inácio Mandomando, Quique Bassat, Khátia Munguambe