Maputo, 10 May 2013. The National Health Week kicked off this week in Mozambique, with plans to reach about 4 million children under the age of 5 throughout the country, in what has become a cornerstone of national health promotion.
Launched in 2008 and organized by the Ministry of Health, the bi-annual National Health Week has grown from year to year, and includes all health centers in every district of the country. It mainly targets children under the age of 5 and women of reproductive age. But family planning services are, for example, also offered more widely.