Mozambique

Medicine

Mozambique's life-saving surgeons aren't doctors at all

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What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery, giving rise to a class of medical workers called tecnicos who do almost all of the country's operations.

Education

How American fifth graders react when introduced to the concept of child marriages

The concept of child marriage is a completely foreign idea in the United States. Yet in many parts of the world, including South Asia and Africa, it’s as common as the idea of marriage itself. In countries such as, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, for example, more than two-thirds of girls were married off before their 18th birthday in 2007. That’s according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

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Music with a Message in Mozambique

One of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize winners hails from a poor province in Mozambique where he's using music to raise awareness about the need for toilets and good hygiene.

Mozambique Coal Rush

The Moatize district of Mozambique will soon host the largest open-cast coal mine on the planet. With major coal producers China and India now looking to other countries to support rising demands and diminishing reserves, coal-rich Mozambique stands to benefit….but at what cost?