Health

In this area, paying particular attention to the disadvantaged, especially women and children from needy households and to those who need special treatment (not just seniors), with the challenge of ensuring all people village access to basic social services equitably.

Through our mission we will improve the quality of health services, including water supply, sanitation, and pediatric, obstetrics, and first aid clinical services.

In this area, paying particular attention to the disadvantaged, especially women and children from needy households and to those who need special treatment (not just seniors), with the challenge of ensuring all people village access to basic social services equitably.

Through our mission we will improve the quality of health services, including water supply, sanitation, and pediatric, obstetrics, and first aid clinical services.

The health of the population remains a concern. Despite progress in Guinea Bissau with the help or AMISPA, there are still very worrisome data such as: one in ten children (103 per thousand) died before completing their first year of life, and maternal mortality remains among the highest in the sub region. It is found that the risks of a woman dying, during the reproductive life in Guinea Bissau is 184 times higher than women in developed countries.

The level of territorial coverage of health services continues low, especially in rural areas, but AMISPA has undertaken an important role in changing this situation.

The main causes of mortality of the population in Guinea Bissau are communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS and obstetric and neonatal complications. Thus, despite the progress made by our organization in the control of primary health care, Malaria unfortunately remains a disease that is prevalent in this country.

The groups most vulnerable to malaria are children under five years old and pregnant women.


According to the National Fight Against Tuberculosis Program (LNTP), the incidence of tuberculosis 2005 was 206 per 100.000 people per year. (OMS, sf) and the 19% of new cases in adults were HIV positive (WHO, sf) and the prevalence in the same year was 293 cases per 100.000 population (OMS, sf).

But, beyond communicable diseases and diseases that are preventable by vaccination, undernourishment stands as the first public health problem among non-communicable diseases.

AMISPA has fought for this index to change as quickly as possible, so we have a project for construction of N`sute and our land located in the capital of Guinea-Bissau in one of the poorest neighborhoods with different ethnics groups and within easy reach to those from different distant places.

The social status of women is almost nonexistent, due to the dependence of the decisions of men in almost all areas, such as, the inability to refuse sex in marriage because of violence, are a group of female, structurally vulnerable in all respects, principally in the field of health.

For these cases AMISPA, our organization, seeks to have a closer service such as, counseling both as to accompany the victims and their abusers.


Click and see the map of where the AMISPA clinic will be located. Map provided by the City Council of Bissua.