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Mozambique

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Background[1]

Located in Southeastern Africa along the Mozambique Channel, the Republic of Mozambique spent almost five centuries as a Portugese colony until its independence in 1975. However, the country was hindered by white emigration, economic dependences, droughts, and civil wars creating the need for a new constitution and a free market economy. Fighting finally ended by 1992, but several issues still exist including the very high degree risk of acquiring such major infectious diseases as diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, plague, schistosomiasis, and AIDS.

Population[1]
20,905,585
Climate[1]

tropical to subtropical

Languages[1]
  • Emakhuwa 26.1%
  • Xichangana 11.3%
  • Portuguese 8.8% (official; spoken by 27% of population as a second language)
  • Elomwe 7.6%
  • Cisena 6.8%
  • Echuwabo 5.8%
  • other Mozambican languages 32%
  • other foreign languages 0.3%
  • unspecified 1.3%
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
109.93
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
11.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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