2018 Annual Report
The past year has been an extremely dynamic year for PLeDGE Health. On June 27, 2017 our Mozambican residents started their first day of clinical rotations. Their experience at the Central Hospital of Mozambique has encompassed the existing emergency care environment and other specialties including pediatrics, medicine, and intensive care. The Mozambican Ministry of Health then sponsored the residents to travel to Tanzania for six months of training.
Transforming care in Mozambique
Currently there is no emergency medical system in Mozambique. Precious seconds, minutes, and hours are lost during emergencies, because no immediate medical care is available.
When a patient has an emergency, it is almost always up to them to decide where to seek treatment and to find transportation. As a result, the vast majority of patients die before they can even reach a medical facility for treatment.