Project information

Train a Doctor in Mozambique

The Big Idea is to raise funds to train the future doctors of Mozambique.

Training doctors in Mozambique

Charity information: Maninga

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  • Need


    As one of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique is desperate to train as many teachers, doctors and nurses. There is a huge lack of doctors & nurses in Mozambique with an estimated 1000 doctors in the whole country of a population of around 25 million. There are many medical students who are unable to start because of funds and there are many who stop because of funds.


    Maninga is a hub of small evaluated high-impact projects in Mozambique that make a big difference through its partners. Maninga collaborates with Doctors for Mozambique that funds and supports talented students to train to be doctors at the Catholic University in Beira.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To train more doctors in Mozambique


    » - Collaborate with Doctors for Mozambique at the University in Beira

    Success will be measured by the number of students we fund and what percentage stay in their studies and go on to be doctors.

  • Impact


    There are many students who want to study but do not have the funds to do so. This project will enable students to become doctors which will hugely affect the health statistics of the country.


    There are two main risks to the project; firstly the students having to drop out of studies because of illness of relatives and having to care for families. The medical school is aware of this risk and so could accommodate these issues within the study schedules if need be. Secondly, this course is tough academically especially for students from the rural areas to come to a big town. Therefore Doctors for Mozambique provides invaluable support through their studies.


    The project will report to donors through the charity Maninga and the regular reports we receive from Doctors for Mozambique.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,600

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,290 Medical tuition fees For 1 year for 3 students, tuition fees to train to be a doctor in Beira Medical school
      £2,310 Living costs For 1 year for 3 students for rent, food, books, clothes, etc
  • Background


    The medical students will train to be doctors at Beira medical school at the Catholic University in central Mozambique. Once trained they will work all over Mozambique.


    At present there are only an estimated 1000 doctors in Mozambique for a population of 25 million, so more trained doctors would have a huge benefit for hundreds of thousands of Mozambicans.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Maninga has been working in Mozambique since the end of the civil war in the early 1990's in collaboration with the local people. By working in partnership with Doctors for Mozambique, the students will get a brilliant training that will be life-changing for them and those who will benefit from their care.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Hanna Thomas

    Hanna is a surgeon & a Maninga trustee who has visited the work of Doctors for Mozambique in Beira.

    Elizabeth Thomas

    Elizabeth, volunteer Director of Maninga has also visited the work of Doctors for Mozambique in Beira and has regular contact with the charity.