On 8 December, IMVF Executive Director, Dr. Ahmed Zaky, lectured an online class for students of the Master in Health Science at Linnaeus University, Sweden, about IMVF’s action in the area of Health in Guinea-Bissau, in particular in the Maternal and Child Health sector, with emphasis on the ongoing project PIMI III Project – Support Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health towards a Universal Health Coverage System, financed by the European Union.
The lecture was also attended by Dra. Donatella Gobbi, Cooperation and Programme Officer of the European Union Delegation in Guinea-Bissau and Professor Chiara Lenza, Chiara Lenza, PhD in Humanistic Intercultural Studies, from the Department of Health and Health Sciences of this University.
The speakers gave a contextualisation of the health sector in Guinea-Bissau, and then presented the various phases of the UE-PIMI – Integrated Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Infant Mortality in Guinea-Bissau, as well as the challenges to overcome during its implementation, particularly with regard to the Right to Health and Universal Health Coverage. At the end of the session, it was possible for students to ask questions and express some reflections on the theme.
It should be noted that the current PIMI III Project – Support Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health towards a Universal Health Coverage System in Guinea-Bissau aims to contribute to reduce maternal and under five children mortality rates through better access to quality Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH). It’s implemented by IMVF in partnership with the Guinea-Bissau Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) the World Health Organisation – WHO and the University of Southern Denmark/Bandim Health Project and it’s financed by the European Union.