Improving health services and facilities available to local communities is one of the top priorities of the Zalala Foundation. To date, our main focus has been on Idugo. Currently, the only health services available to the 10,000 inhabitants of this island are two community-based health workers working door-to-door and the services of a Mobile Health Brigade comprising a team of health workers who visit the island whenever weather and other circumstances allow. After vigorous fundraising efforts, a grant has been received from the Japanese Embassy in Mozambique for the building of a Maternity Centre on the island and construction of the centre is now underway. Zalala Foundation funds have also been committed to financing the water supply and housing for the health staff who will be based there.