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Provincial Health Directorate of Niassa, Mozambique recognized for excellence in health care

February 21, 2013

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — FHI 360 congratulates the Provincial Health Directorate of Niassa on being recognized for leadership and innovation in patient safety and care at the National Conference on Quality and Humanization of Health Care in Mozambique. The directorate received first-place awards for its Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Committee in Mandimba and its health center in Mitucue. The awards were created to celebrate innovations that improve the quality of health care in the country.

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, FHI 360’s Clinical HIV/AIDS Services Strengthening (CHASS) Niassa project has worked closely with the Provincial Health Directorate since 2010 to increase access to high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS and related primary health care services in Niassa. Project staff members coordinate their efforts with the Ministry of Health (known by its Portuguese acronym MISAU) and collaborate with international, national and local organizations to build capacity for a full range of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the province. Some of these services include prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment; integrated tuberculosis/HIV services; nutrition; promotion of gender equality, including prevention of gender-based violence (GBV); health systems strengthening; and training programs for health care providers.

About FHI 360: FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.