Antonio Vasco
Antonio Vasco


I’m António Vasco Simango, medicine student, in Catholic University of Mozambique. Because of Doctors for Moz and APESMO associations, I’m here since 2019, and they’ve been giving me conditions in all branches of my life, from academic up to social and individual.

The year 2023 was hardest, with a lot of challenges, which affected too much my academic level. This happened since a lost my father and then my grandmother, and left a very big family without somebody to support, which made me to work hard to continue with good academic level and also keep my young brothers and mother with minimum condition to live by sharing the little I get, out of emotional affect that this caused to me.

Despite of all this, it was possible to revert the bad prognostic in good. This was possible because of help of friends/colleges who make part of DFM, specially the president.

I hope I don’t pass through similar situation and no one else, especially in this association; and I fully thank to DFM and APESMO for all has been promoting to me. I’ll work hard to solve out the few challenges to success the year, so that one day I help my family who does not have any good future expectation.




 I’m António Vasco Simango, student of Medicine, fourth year. I’m here with this letter to report how last year (2022) was to me, in various areas, including social, economic and academically.

I got a lot of advantages in the year, especially academically. It was very complex and difficult for me because I faced with unexpectable situations; I lost my father in October, something that made me lose hope related to my young brothers and sisters. But I’m very glad because the way the DFM’s helped me to move on from that stage up to now, as well as it used to do since I made part of the association, and I expect to do the same for more member which may enter in forward.

I hope the kind of last year doesn’t repeat, it was very devastating. But with power and dedication, including helps from other colleagues, the one of the most important content of DFM( helping); that gave me a lot of power in a lot of areas. I’m very  thankful  for everything, I mean, DFM, the foundation that acts by peaceful heart to us.

I want to gain this moment to say, I feal better to know I make part of this foundation and I expect a better forever, that it never falls down.

The end…. Goodbye


I’m António Vasco Simango, student of Medicine, third year. In this report of last year (2021), I will detail how it was to me.

2021 year was very interesting because I faced a lot of difficulties including social situations that made me stronger than before.

At the beginning, the lessons were going normally but we soon (block 2.2) changed to online lessons which gave us serious difficulties. Lack of electronic media of studying and participating in online lessons and lack of megabytes to use recommended meeting apps, made our studying and assimilation very poor and gave us worse results.

I did my maximum I could about all these, and I’m very glad that I passed to third year. It was very hard year for me. In this year, as it’s new studying manner, I’m still facing some difficulties that I can pass them by time.

Thank you very much

António Vasco Simango

Beira, 24 June 2022



Hello! I’m António Vasco António, student of Medicine, second year. As DFM’s member, I will detail how my last academic year (2020) was.

The 2020 year was very difficult to me, I had a lot of difficulties in social as well as academic areas but I worked hard and I finally got positive results.

I’m very thankful for all that DFM did for us, especially Dr.Gitta. We helped each other a lot, especially in my year; these helpings included almost all areas that were possible and this maintained the mean characteristic of DFM. Seriously, I was not expecting any good result in that year.

At the beginning, the lessons were going normally and we were trying to learn new studying methods, but we soon changed them and we started using online lessons which gave us serious difficulties. Lack of electronic media of studying and participating in online lessons and lack of megabytes to use recommended meeting apps, made our studying and assimilation very poor and gave us worse results.

After returning to intercalary lessons (habitual modality and online), things became more or less and we were having one or two weeks, depending on the complexity of each block, to revise the block that its exam would soon to come; but we had a lot of difficulties to survive all these conditions because a lot of tasks had not been read.  Specifically me, I’ve been stolen cellphone, shoes, bed and almost all food that I had, in different moments, and I just had one online lesson. That left me in worse conditions.

We also had serious problems by the increase of food prices. Because of this it was very difficult to manage the money to at least get a bit of each necessary needs.

The mean cause of detailed problems was covid19 pandemic, and some of these problems are still giving us difficulties. I’m very glad that I passed to second year it was very unexpected and an unforgettable situation.

For last year, it’s all that I wanted to present. We’re keeping on doing our best, although this year still carries the last year effects and covid19 is now increasing the cases of infections which can lead us to last year situations.

Thank you very much

Made by António Vasco Simango

Beira, 26 June 2021.



My name is António Vasco António, I was born at 22-02-2000, in Marrombe Búzi, Sofala district.
Since I was born until my five years old, I was living there in Marrombe, but when my grand-mother death, we moved from there to Chibabava-Mutindiri, where I started living since 2005 up to now. I started studying in 2006, grad 1, when I finished grad 7, I had to move from there to Mangunde Secondary School where I ended my Secondary level  and I got chance to win the Doctors for Mozambique`s Scholarship to do Medicine curse.

During the last year (Prop. Year),I found some many challenges about studying, many difficult things those were looking like impossible, living without Fun moments, in first days, difficult of money managements; IDAI phenomenon which damaged a lot of things, studying instruments, spiritual attack and so many things. But with, in first priority, Doctors for Mozambique foundation, I got good results because of a lot of recovered situations: having delicious lunch, supplements tablets, extra subsidy and good information to make good life in general. Also with our studying group all things went well, good contributions of ideas and good understanding of each other; not only, but also students of other levels in DFM, and it has shown good intellect in DFM so that we can use it as example to do the same with others.

Now, I fell myself very confident in this group that anyhow I will have help if there is necessity and conditions. I also need to be good doctor, not only for treating patients, but also for recognizing the ethic aspects. Although medicine is difficult study, I expect to finish it without problems. I think and I hope that it is going to happen, if we keep on united.

I am very thankful to this united group, so that the foundation may add more people to turn our group growing, spreading and getting more funds to maintain the group, financing secure and good managements. I am very glad for all of this. I felt extremely/wonderfully happy and I hope that we are going to do even better.