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10 Nov 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Nov 10, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Malaria kills about 45,000 children in Mozambique every year, local media reported on Wednesday.

The Anglican bishop of Mozambique's Libombos diocese, Dinis Sengulane, was quoted as saying here on Tuesday that malaria remains the greatest single cause of death, responsible for about 60 percent of deaths in the southern African country.

16 Aug 2004 description
report Xinhua

PORT LOUIS, Aug 16, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Former chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Benjamin William Mkapa on Monday called upon member countries in the bloc to do more to tackle food crisis in the region.

Mkapa, who is also Tanzanian president, made the remark at the regional bloc's annual summit held in Indian Ocean island Mauritius.

10 Aug 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Aug 10, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The European Union (EU) has offered Mozambique 48 million euros (about 57.6 million US dollars) to support its agricultural sector in the period 2004-2006, local media reported on Tuesday.

07 Jun 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jun 7, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The cholera epidemic which has been raging in parts of Mozambique since December has come under control, principally thanks to the onset of winter in the country, local media reported Monday.

According to Maputo city Health Director Olivia Ferreira, the Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) at the Mavalane General Hospital, in Maputo, is currently receiving only two or three patients a day, compared with more than 300 a day at the peak of the epidemic. Only five patients were still under medical care at the center by late Sunday.

26 Apr 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Apr 26, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Mozambican health authorities recorded 4,478,215 cases of malaria in 2003 in the country, with 3, 212 deaths, local media reports on Monday.

12 Mar 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Mar 12, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Cholera death toll has risen to 76 in Mozambique, since the start of the outbreak late last December, local media reported Friday.

The disease has struck Maputo city and province, Gaza and Inhambane provinces in the south, Sofala and Zambezia provinces in the central region, Nampula in the north, and Tete in the west.

The largest number of confirmed cases was reported in Maputo city, with 8,742 cases, followed by Sofala, with 2,851 cases.

Zambezia has reported 514 cases, four of them deaths.

09 Mar 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Mar 9, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Thousands of people were trapped by flood in central Mozambique, local media reported Tuesday.

These people's homes were inundated by the waters of the Pungue river, whose banks burst last week.

Although the trapped were in dire situation, assistance failed to come. Rescue teams of the Mozambique's relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), and the Mozambican Red Cross couldn't reach the stranded either.

They blame this failure on the lack of cooperation from the provincial authorities.

24 Feb 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Feb 24, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The cholera epidemic claimed three more lives in Mozambique over the weekend, local media reported on Tuesday.

Two of these deaths occurred in the central Mozambican city of Beira, and this brings to 12 the death toll in Sofala Province, seven of whom were reported in Beira.

Sofala chief doctor Flavio Wate expressed the concern of the health authorities at the increase in the number of new cases, after a few days when the situation was described as being under control.

15 Feb 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Feb 15, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Japan has pledged to grant a further 4.5 million US dollars worth of rice to Mozambique in the coming months, local media reported Sunday.

According to the Japanese embassy in Mozambique, this is an increase of almost 14,000 tons of food and is intended to contribute toward Mozambican food security.

The aid is to be formalized next week, at a meeting in Maputo of the Mozambique-Japan Committee, to be attended by Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade Carlos Morgado and the Japanese ambassador to Mozambique, Kanji Tushima.

03 Feb 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Feb 3, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The tropical storm "Elita", that returned to the Mozambique Channel on Monday, affected four Mozambican coastal provinces, local media reported Tuesday.

The Mozambique's National Meteorology Institute (INAM) has upgraded "Elita" to the category of a "severe tropical storm", and has warned that conditions for shipping in the central and northern parts of the Mozambique Channel are unsafe while the storm lasts.

Winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour have been generated by the storm.

30 Jan 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jan 30, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 2,000 houses and other buildings were destroyed by the passage of tropical storm "Elita" across the northern Mozambican province of Nampula on Thursday, local media reported Friday.

The most affected areas were in the districts of Memba, Nacala- a-Velha, and Mogincual, and Nampula city itself, where houses, mostly built in flimsy materials, were either completely destroyed, or severely damaged.

20 Jan 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jan 20, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- In Mozambique, the total cholera death toll has risen to 16 people since the outbreak began in Maputo city in late December, local media reported on Tuesday.

Maputo city is the worst hit area, with ten deaths. There have been two deaths in Beira, the second largest city of the country, and two in the southern province of Gaza, and two in the northern province of Nampula.

In Maputo on Monday, there were 307 people hospitalized with cholera. There was a sharp increase in the number of cases diagnosed in Maputo over the weekend.

16 Jan 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jan 16, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The total number of diagnosed cholera cases in Mozambique has risen to 524, local media reported on Friday.

The number of diagnosed cholera cases is continuing to rise in Maputo city. On Wednesday, 104 new cases entered the cholera treatment ward in Maputo's Mavalane General Hospital. That brought the number of people under treatment in the center to 215, against 173 on the previous day.

09 Jan 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jan 9, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Cholera has killed 10 people in Mozambique since its latest outbreak began in late December in Maputo city, capital of the African country, local media reported Friday.

The outbreak of the disease has caused the death of eight people and about 260 people received medical treatment or had to be hospitalized in treatment centers in Maputo.

06 Jan 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jan 6, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An outbreak of cholera that began in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, last week has caused the death of six people, local media reported Tuesday.