Metuge, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique

Mozambique

In Mozambique we are responding to emergencies including disease outbreaks, providing care to people with advanced HIV, while also working in the conflict-ridden Cabo-Delgado province.

In Maputo and Beira, we run targeted HIV activities to support vulnerable or stigmatised groups, including a drop-in centre in Maputo for people who use drugs, and sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV testing and treatment, for sex workers and men who have sex with men.

Meanwhile, a slow burning conflict in Cabo Delgado province, in the country’s northeast, escalated in 2020 and into 2021, with hundreds of thousands of people attacked and left homeless or displaced. In support, we provide medical and mental health care, and support health and cholera treatment centres through mobile clinics. In addition, our teams provide water and sanitation support as well as relief items such as hygiene and cooking items for those in displaced people’s camps. 

MSF teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique.

Our activities in 2020 in Mozambique

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2020.

MSF in Mozambique in 2020 A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province, where escalating violence has displaced over half a million people.
Map of MSF activities in 2020 in Mozambique

MSF was forced to suspend activities in Mocimboa da Praia and Macomia villages in Cabo Delgado in March and May respectively, due to an upsurge in violence. We relocated our base to Pemba, where many displaced people had gathered in camps, and started delivering general health services and medical care through mobile clinics. Our teams built latrines, supplied water and supported cholera treatment centres. In December, we sent a team to Montepuez, Cabo Delgado’s second-largest city, to increase access to general and mental health services and water supplies for vulnerable people.

Our programme in the capital, Maputo, continues to provide specialised care for patients with advanced HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and other opportunistic infections. Around 2.2 million Mozambicans live with HIV, of whom 36 per cent are co-infected with TB.

MSF’s harm reduction programme for people who use drugs is the only one in the country, and implements all the interventions recommended by the World Health Organization. These include needle/syringe distribution, opioid substitution therapy and overdose treatment. In Mafalala slum, MSF and a local organisation run a drop-in centre for people who use drugs, offering testing for HIV, TB and hepatitis C, and referrals for treatment.

In Beira, we are working to reduce HIV-related sickness and death by delivering sexual and reproductive healthcare, including HIV testing, counselling and family planning services, to vulnerable groups through mobile clinics. We also provide advanced HIV care at three health facilities in the city.

To assist the national response to COVID-19, we gave logistical and technical support to the main COVID-19 referral hospitals in Maputo, and helped the health authorities to install four isolation centres, two in Pemba and two in Beira. In Beira, we also supported the follow-up of HIV patients with COVID-19.

 

in 2020
 
On the road to Metuge
Mozambique

Invisible conflict has very real consequences for people in northern Mozambique

Voices from the Field 13 Feb 2020
 
Malawi - Advanced HIV
HIV/AIDS

AIDS death toll stagnating due to lack of testing at community level

Press Release 1 Dec 2019
 
Distribution of NFI in remote areas
Mozambique

Update on MSF emergency response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth

Crisis Update 13 May 2019
 
MSF restarts HIV-related activities in Beira after the Cyclone Idai
Mozambique

Treating HIV in the cyclone-devastated city of Beira: “We cannot abandon them”

Project Update 9 May 2019
 
الدمار الذي ألحقه إعصار كينيث
Mozambique

MSF responds as second cyclone hits Mozambique

Project Update 1 May 2019
 
Emergency mobile clinic outside Beira, Mozambique
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

MSF emergency response to Cyclone Idai and flooding

Crisis Update 26 Apr 2019
 
Emergency response in Nhamatanda district
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

From emergency to recovery: Mozambique one month after Cyclone Idai

Project Update 12 Apr 2019
 
Mobile Clinics in Ponta Gea, Beira area.
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

Mozambique declares cholera cases in Beira in wake of Cyclone Idai

Project Update 28 Mar 2019
 
Mobile Clinics in Ponta Gea, Beira area.
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

Mozambique flooding and response: both enormous in scale

Project Update 27 Mar 2019