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Imagine the huge challenges presented across more than 800 Christian congregations in three vast dioceses doing mission & holistic Community Development in two of the world’s poorest countries. MANNA’s work is needed today more than ever. You can help.

MANNA works in partnership with the 3 dioceses:

Mozambique – Lebombo

Bishop: The Right Reverend Carlos Simão Matsinhe 

The Diocese of Lebombo’s beginnings go back a long way to the 1890’s. It is located in the southern part of the country and is divided into 6 archdeaconries: Inhambane District, Limpopo, Maciene, Maputo District, Pungoe and Umbeluzi. Lebombo has 300 congregations and 50 priests and like both Niassa and Angola is growing. It’s community development work comes under the banner of Anglican Social Action and is involved in education and health care. It has plans to build seminary to train more priests and grow the kingdom of God in depth and numbers across the diocese.

Mozambique – Niassa

Bishop: The Right Reverend Vicente Msossa 

Suffragan Bishop:  The Right Reverend Manuel Ernesto 

The Diocese of Niassa, an Anglican diocese of Mozambique is vast. Located north of it’s sister diocese, Lebombo, it is divided into 6 archdeaconries: Cobue, Lunho, Lichinga, Milange, Rio Chire and Lurio. It is twice the size geographically of the UK and has 442 congregations, over 65,500 worshippers and 61 priests. Niassa Diocese has grown a vibrant and extensive community development programme which works with HIV, nutrition, agriculture, education, water and sanitation.

Angola: The Diocese of Angola

Bishop: The Right Reverend André Soares 

The Diocese of Angola, part of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is a very large diocese, encompassing the entire country of Angola. It is the newest of the 3 dioceses and is divided into four archdeaconries, Luanda, Lukunga Lozi (Songo), Nzadi a Lukiki and Uíge. It has a total of 63 congregations with 58,000 members. Like the dioceses in Mozambique, some of the churches are active in healthcare, education and community development. The Nora Sturges Health Centre in Lobito, established in 2003 is one of such projects.

Angola's New Healthcare Battle: Stopping the Medical Brain Drain!

The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN body responsible for promoting international public health, recently established Angola's current doctor-to-population ratio at 8 per 100,000 inhabitants. As a comparison, the countries of South Africa and the USA have ratios of 43 and 260 doctors per 100,000 respectively.

In the context of the great health needs in Angola, this supply of doctors is grossly inadequate.

In Africa, more than a half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa do not meet the minimum acceptable physician-to-population ratio of 20-per-100,000 WHO standard. In reality, about 44% of WHO member states have less than 100 doctors per 100,000 population, WHO reported in 2017. "Countries with the lowest relative need have the highest numbers of health workers, while those with the greatest burden of disease must make do with a much smaller health workforce." Africa bears "more than 24% of the global burden of disease but has access to only 3% of health workers and less than 1% of the world's financial resources," according to WHO.

One of the largest factors contributing to the doctor shortage is the medical brain drain to first-world countries, recruiting medical professionals for their own healthcare needs. These 'rich countries' have the ability to lure Africa's brightest doctors with lucrative wages and the usage of modern medical equipment.

Angola has one of the highest net emigration rates for doctors in the world; an estimated 70% of Angolan doctors have left Angola for other countries. Countries like Angola that invest in the training of health workers suffer financial losses when these educated professionals emigrate, according to a 2015 research by a group of Canadian scientists at the University of Ottawa. The researchers studied sub-Saharan African countries and estimated that these countries suffered an average loss of about $2.1 billion from investments for all doctors working in destination countries up to 2015.

Currently, more than 300 Angolan doctors have graduated in country without obtaining sufficient clinical skills, due to the absence of quality, hands-on training programs in Angolan medical schools. The majority of national doctors lack sufficient clinical skills to properly address the plethora of healthcare pathologies present in rural Angola; the area of Angola's greatest medical need where some of the worst healthcare indices on a global scale are present.

In response to the urgent need of sufficiently trained doctors in Angola, CEML will facilitate a comprehensive skills-enhancing training program, training national doctors to begin to resolve the healthcare crisis afflicting the sparsely served rural communities. Upon graduation after a yearlong intensive course, the MD graduates will have improved clinical skills, able to do a Caesarean section, recognize common complications amongst infants, children, men and women.

CEML looks forward to the opportunity to impact and improve the Angolan healthcare situation on this countrywide scale.

Partner with CEML! Change lives daily! Find out more about CEML at: www.ceml.org
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The Diocese of Lebombo is continuing to support those affected by the landslide in the rubbish dump. It's not too late to help. You can give here. Thank you.

www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/mozambiqueanglican/mannafloodsmozambique?social_utm_term=q9z...Meus amados Irmãos em Cristo
A equipe da ASA visitou no local da tragédia de Deslizamento de lixo na lixeira de Hulene bem como o centro de acolhimento das victimas.

Já foram retirados parte dos residentes que estão ao redor da lixeira para o reassentamento do bairro Ferroviário onde estão a ser assistidas pouco mais de 122 Famílias; o número poderá subir.

Exortamos a todos a estender sua mão Solidária dando produtos alimentares e de higiene pessoal para que canalizemos ao Centro de Acolhimento.

A ASA está pronta a canalizar os produtos de forma coordenada em nome de todos.
Estamos em situação de emergência. Bênçãos
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The Diocese of Lebombo is continuing to support those affected by the landslide in the rubbish dump. Its not too late to help. You can give here. Thank you.  

https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/mozambiqueanglican/mannafloodsmozambique?social_utm_term=q9zyu6wsl

The landslide on the rubbish dump in Hulene, Mozambique on 19th Feb killed 17 people & 103 lost their homes. The Diocese dos Libombos - Moçambique are busy supporting the vulnerable & affected via their community development wing - the Acção Social Anglicana - ASA.

Back in 2008, MANNA Chair of Trustees Christopher Cunliffe from the Diocese of Derby visited Hulene and witnessed the incredible ministry of Fr Juliao Mutemba who sadly died in 2013. Here is a wonderful account from Christopher about 'treasure in a rubbish dump.'

We continue to pray for all affected.
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The landslide on the rubbish dump in Hulene, Mozambique on 19th Feb killed 17 people & 103 lost their homes. The Diocese dos Libombos - Moçambique are busy supporting the vulnerable & affected via their community development wing - the Acção Social Anglicana - ASA. 

Back in 2008, MANNA Chair of Trustees Christopher Cunliffe from the Diocese of Derby visited Hulene and witnessed the incredible ministry of Fr Juliao Mutemba who sadly died in 2013. Here is a wonderful account from Christopher about treasure in a rubbish dump. 

We continue to pray for all affected.
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