Global mental health and how to teach it: an example from Mozambique

Mozambique gained its independence in 1975, more than a decade after the other countries in the region. A devastating civil war followed, which led to almost 1,000,000 casualties and 1,700,000 refugees. Especially the educational and health care infrastructure was demolished. By the time the Rome Peace Accords were signed in 1993 Mozambique was among the poorest countries in the world. Founding the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM, 1996) in Beira was a direct result of the Peace Accords, mediated by the Catholic Church, with the objective to develop higher education in the Central and Northern region of the country. The Medical Faculty of the UCM started in 2000. Its first Medical Doctors in 2007.

R. Aarts, F. Collazos, M. Luparello | 2014
In: MTb, Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health, ISSN 0166-9303 | 52 | 2 | 9-11