Author Archives: dianaccontreras

December 01

End Polio in Mozambique + First ever public Christmas tree in Moz

Hi Hopefull Readers You might have been wondering what I been up to all of this  time with no blog postings. We were all working towards the preparation of the introduction polio injectable vaccine and the second dose of measles into the vaccination calendar. The national launch was on Friday. Here in this picture we […]

September 18

Health is health, not disease.

This week, the team of VillageReach is participating in the “Jornadas de Saude” (Mozambique health fair). We attended today a very impactful presentation on successes and challenges on the introduction of multiple vaccines into the inmunisation program in countries with limited resources. Dr Ana Goretti Maranhão, a senior official in the PNI of Brazil (national immunisation […]

September 04

Ready, Steady.. Go!

Today is a memorable day in Mozambique, Rotavirus has been launched and the first baby was vaccinated today in Maputo. The President of Mozambique and Minister of Health met with the local and international community to celebrate all the efforts that have been done in the past two years if not more for this important […]

August 13

Mozambique launching rotavirus vaccine

Some of you might remember the banner we had in display in GSK house announcing the patent registration of Rotavirus vaccine some time back. Rotavirus vaccine protects children from rota-viruses, which are a leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young kids. Each year around 453.000 children die due to rotavirus worldwide. Mozambique is […]

July 16

There is more than meets the eye

So here I am on my journey helping to vaccinate kids in Mozambique. Today the stop is in Matola, a little satellite city of Maputo (capital of Mozambique). We went on the 6th of July to train MOH officers on how to upload data  on a web-based monitoring and reporting platform that can upload data in […]

July 15

First thoughts on new journey

Hi Readers Its been three of weeks since I started to work in Mozambique. So far so good, finishing with my induction and writing my development plan. There are massive challenges here that impact the social outcomes and development of Mozambicans. In the current project that I working on is around inmunization in hard to reach communities. The NGO I […]