The United States government on 1 April pledged to disburse US$300 million for Mozambique’s health sector.

The pledge was made by US ambassador Douglas Griffiths during an audience granted by President Filipe Nyusi.

The decision, he said, arises from the renewal of links of cooperation between the two countries, in order to eradicate poverty in Mozambique, and improve the health of its population.

“We shall continue to invest US$25 million annually in implementing various development projects to reduce poverty, but in this term of office of President Nyusi we will also invest almost US$300 million for continual improvements in the health sector”, said Griffiths.

President Nyusi also received the Canadian High Commissioner, Shawn Barber, who told reporters that Canada hopes to support the government’s five year plan, through a series of programmes in education and health, costing about $120 million.

“The meeting served to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Canada and Mozambique, and to present the various projects or cooperation with the government in health and education”, said Barber. “We also encouraged the President to open the doors to investment by Canadian businesses, in order to create more jobs”.

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