$16.6 million awarded for Mozambique maternal health project

July 11, 2017

A SPHERU faculty-led project, aiming to reduce maternal deaths in Mozambique, received $16.6 million over the next five years from Global Affairs Canada on July 5.

SPHERU director Nazeem Muhajarine is co-leading a project, aiming to reduce maternal deaths in Mozambique. The project received $16.6 million for the next five years from Global Affairs Canada on July 5.
SPHERU director Nazeem Muhajarine is co-leading a project, aiming to reduce maternal deaths in Mozambique. The project received $16.6 million for the next five years from Global Affairs Canada on July 5.

SPHERU director Nazeem Muhajarine and project director Denise Kouri are leading a team of Saskatoon leaders and university researchers, including SPHERU’s Sylvia Abonyi, to improve health services for women and approaching barriers that prevent women’s access to care in Mozambique. The team is partnering with national and provincial health ministries in Mozambique

Mozambique has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world – 489 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015.

A team of 25 U of S undergraduate and graduate students in medicine, nursing, nutrition, and physiotherapy, will be working on the project, aimed to improve birth conditions in 20 rural communities in five health districts. The project will:

For more information on the project, check out this video with footage from Mozambique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ElAFANApBQ

For the full U of S press release: http://news.usask.ca/media-release-pages/2017/u-of-s-researchers-awarded-16.6-million-to-increase-maternal,-newborn-survival-in-mozambique.php

For the article in the Star Phoenix: http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/u-of-s-project-awarded-16-6-million-for-research-to-improve-womens-health-in-mozambique


 

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