Mozambique is a southern african nation endowed with rich and extensive natural resources. Notwithstanding, Mozambique is ranked 180 out of 189 countries and territories on the Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Human resources for health are scarce in
Mozambique with only 0.26 trained physicians per 1,000 persons and even
fewer specialists. Maternal mortality is one of the highest on the planet at 489 per 100,000 live births (compared to 27 per 100,000 live births in USA). Access to surgical care for emergency or disability is scarce with surgical services concentrated in tertiary and quaternary health centers. The largest and quaternary care hospital is located in the capital city of Maputo- Maputo Central Hospital and is responsible for training the majority of doctors and nurses in the nation.
The Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) is Mozambique’s major public university. Located in the capital of Maputo, it offers a broad curriculum through its many schools that include Faculties of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, General Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering. The Faculty of Medicine is Mozambique’s largest and most established school of medicine and provides postgraduate residency education for all specialties of medicine.
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