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, funding for the construction of a Maternity Unit has finally been approved from the Humanitarian Grant of the Japanese Embassy in Mozambique. Efforts to provide a complete Health Centre for the long-suffering islanders are ongoing.