The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) programmes in Cabo Delgado work to improve the health of the province’s people. The populations of Ibo and Quissanga suffer from particularly poor health and nutrition, with infant mortality at 187 per thousand and the child mortality rate at 277. Life expectancy is under 40 years.
To reverse the conditions that these indicators reveal, the Foundation is supporting provincial and local efforts, including:
- Training and developing the capacity of health personnel;
- Supporting community-based construction of hygiene and water and sanitation facilities;
- AIDS awareness education delivered through village and women’s organisations;
- Vaccination campaigns.