Situation of children and women in Mozambique
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Published by The Ministry : UNICEF in Maputo .
Written in English



  • Mozambique,
  • Mozambique.


  • Children -- Health and hygiene -- Mozambique.,
  • Women -- Health and hygiene -- Mozambique.,
  • Maternal and infant welfare -- Mozambique.,
  • Medical care -- Needs assessment -- Mozambique.,
  • Mozambique -- Social conditions -- 1975-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-117).

StatementMinistry of Co-operation/UNICEF, in co-operation with other ministries and O.M.M.
ContributionsMozambique. Ministério da Cooperação., UNICEF.
LC ClassificationsRJ103.M85 S37 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 117 p. :
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1698841M
LC Control Number91980695

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