Mozambique 2014

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  • Anything for My Child To Be Healthy

    {image-1} Felismina walked three hours to Moamba Hospital to get 10-month-old Shirlei weighed, and some medicine for a persistent cough. She was tired and wanted the wait to be over so she could get back to her other three children ages 12, 9 and 5, all in school. She said there was no

  • Caring for Moms and Kids in Mozambique

    When my children are sick, I take them down the street to my pediatrician. It was a little harder when we lived in New York City – that involved a subway and a bus ride, or a taxi, but still, something we could manage within 30 minutes and with small expense.

  • Mozambican Art Exhibit Offers Stark Visual of Pediatrician Shortages

    I mentioned in my post yesterday that I would share the other exhibit at the National Museum of Art in Maputo that I most compelling. I originally included it with that post, but these images deserved their own. The second floor art installation, by artist Naguib

  • Maputo Meanderings

    The colonial gaze, a subliminal how-to-vote poster from the government, and the red light district – such was my introduction to Mozambique’s capital. Jane Flood led a city tour for fellows from the International Reporting Project around some of Maputo’s more obscure sites.


  • Off to Mozambique

    Winter is coming and I’m flying south. Over the next two weeks I will report from Mozambique on health care issues such as childhood vaccinations with the International Reporting Project. The project takes journalists to parts of the world that are underrepresented in the
  • Signs of the Times

    Take a walk to the American Cultural Center in Maputo and you’ll find yourself on the corner of avenues Mao Tse Tung and Kim Il Sung. Many of the major streets are named for communist heroes, as Mozambique had a brief fling with Communism after independence from the
  • Pumping adventures on the way to Mozambique

    Remember the International Reporting Project (IRP) fellowship I said I had received to travel to Mozambique and report on child health and immunizations? Well, I’ve been here just under two days and have had the pleasure of meeting all the other awesome colleagues I


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