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Maputo, Mozambique
Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?
We take malaria meds, and sleep under nets. We came with a child who has a medical condition, and we have been happy with the access both in Maputo (ICOR) and in South Africa so...
What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
There are about 4 International Schools that people use, plus a Montessori option. Our kids attend the American International School. They have enjoyed their time there, and we have been happy with their experience. It...

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