Seeking community health partner in Gurué, Mozambique— within response to COVID and beyond, possible funding

Hi to everyone in this forum!

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy.

My name is Filipa Oitavén and I work as a Program Manager for Legado. We are currently seeking a community health partner to work with us in the Gurué region of Mozambique, with the communities on Mount Namuli.

We have a committed consortium of donors who can support a health response within COVID and seed a longer-term partnership for these vital communities now.

With a joint effort, we can provide communities access to the resources that will improve their livelihoods and lay the foundation for a bright future. By supporting local groups and health organizations, we hope to connect Namuli’s communities with a rapid and inclusive response through COVID-19 and beyond.

Let us know if you are interested, or know of an organization that might be. We will share more about our work below and you can also access greater detail at www.legadoinitiative.org

Looking forward to hearing from you. Together we can build thriving futures!

More about Legado’s work on Mount Namuli

Over the past 6 years, we have been collaborating with the communities surrounding Mount Namuli, to work towards a thriving future for the communities and their ecosystem. We work across conservation agriculture, sustainable beekeeping, and land tenure to accelerate local leadership that serves as the foundation for achieving their vision of a collective future. Our work is grounded on local challenges, driven by local leaders, and exists so that communities can be the rightful guardians of their futures.

Within the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the context of our world and our work is changing, and we are committed to finding a way forward to support the thriving future of Namuli’s communities and the resources they depend on.

Local leadership during this crisis is critical to success, and more: it is an operational inevitability. All communities must be included in how the response is planned and implemented. Mountain communities are often remote and challenging to reach for health services. Through our work, we have a strong network of local leaders which can mobilize these connections to vital mountain communities.

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