Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana Program - Nazeem Muhajarine - U of S Mozambique Project
Asit Sarkar introduced Nazeem Muhajarine of the faculty of Community Health and Epidemiology at the U of S. Nazeem spoke about the Mozambique/Canada Maternal Health Project, of which he is Principal Investigator. The project's goal is to improve sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health in the province of Inhambane, Mozambique. A five-year project that began in April 2017 and is funded by Global Affairs Canada, the project is a partnership between the Inhambane Provincial Health Directorate and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, which is the implementing agency. The headquarters is in Inhambane City and the Canadian office is in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Nazeem said there are 489 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in Mozambique compared to 7 to 10 deaths in Canada. In seeking to improve maternal health outcomes, the project has found it beneficial to take steps to reposition women as leaders in their families and communities and to fund micro projects, such chicken production and flour grinding. For more information visit: Walt Pawlovich expressed the club's thanks.