Notícias reported on 23 December that the Minister of Health, Dr. Alexandre Manguele, led the health journalism awards ceremony in Maputo. “Mass media are vital to inform and sensitize the society on health matters,” Manguele is quoted as saying. The report mentions that the Ministry of Health with the support of UNFPA and other UN agencies organized the awards. Seven journalists received the awards.
Maghreb Arab Press on 23 December reported on the launch of the second national forum of peer educators under the theme, “Peer Educator: agent for change.” The forum was organized by the Ministry for Youth and Sports and the national peer educators network with the collaboration of UNFPA, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Directorate for National Cooperation, and the Rabeta of Oulemas (high religious consortium). The objectives of this forum that gathered 120 young people and representatives of similar networks from Tunisia and Algeria were to exchange experiences regarding the peer education approach and participation of youth, and also to establish a structure for this network along with a mechanism for its work and a work plan for 2012.