Cabo Delgado: 25 De Junho IDP camp

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 Beira, we offer sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV testing and treatment, for sex workers and men who have sex with men. In Nampula, MSF teams provide preventive measures and treatment for selected vector-borne, water-borne and neglected tropical diseases under a Planetary Health lens.

Meanwhile, a slow burning conflict in Cabo Delgado province, in the country’s northeast, continued through 2022, 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.

Our activities in 2021 in Mozambique

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2021.

MSF in Mozambique in 2021 As the conflict in northeastern Mozambique entered its fifth year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) scaled up activities to assist the huge numbers of people displaced by fighting.
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In 2021, clashes between non-state armed groups and government forces intensified in Cabo Delgado province. Following a major attack on one of the main towns, Palma, in March, we expanded our activities to deliver care to the thousands of people who had fled their homes or had been cut off from health services in hard-to-reach areas such as Mueda, Macomia, Nangade and Mocimboa da Praia. We conducted general and mental health consultations, and sent mobile teams to support health and cholera treatment centres. We also provided water and sanitation support, and distributed relief items and emergency food rations to people in transit or resettlement camps, as well as host communities, where hundreds of thousands of people remained displaced.   

In Beira, MSF runs a programme offering sexual and reproductive healthcare, including termination of pregnancy and HIV testing and treatment, to vulnerable adolescents and stigmatised groups, such as sex workers and men who have sex with men. In addition, we provide care for patients with advanced HIV at healthcare facilities in the city. When cyclone Eloise hit central Mozambique in January, we supported the Ministry of Health’s response. 

In Maputo, we handed over our drop-in centre and related activities for people who use drugs to local health authorities and partner organisations. Set up in 2017, activities included testing and referrals for HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis C, needle/syringe distribution, opioid substitution therapy and overdose treatment. As well as providing treatment and protection from harm for service users, these interventions are key in preventing the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other bloodborne diseases. 

To assist the national response to COVID-19, we provided logistical and technical support to the main COVID-19 referral hospitals in Maputo, and helped with follow-up of HIV patients with COVID-19 in Beira. 

 

in 2021
 
Mozambique

Cholera in Mozambique: a worrying situation

Voices from the Field 27 Feb 2015
 
Mozambique

Not alone anymore

Voices from the Field 26 Nov 2014
 
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HIV/AIDS

Community models of care explained

Project Update 26 Nov 2014
 
WAD 2014 PORTRAIT - Zimbabwe
HIV/AIDS

Beyond the rhetoric: Implement proven community strategies to fight HIV/AIDS

Press Release 20 Nov 2014
 
Mozambique - HIV and TB care
Mozambique

Home care in Mozambique: reaching out to patients

Project Update 15 Aug 2014
 
HIV SUPPORT GROUP COMMUNITY  MAPUTO MOZAMBIQUE
Access to medicines

Pushing the envelope

Report 6 Aug 2014
 
Journal article

Paediatric Pharmacovigilance: Use of Pharmacovigilance Data Mining Algorithms for Signal Detection in a Safety Dataset of a Paediatric Clinical Study Conducted in Seven African Countries

1 May 2014
Journal article
 
Mozambique Viral Load
Mozambique

Bringing high-end care to those who need it most

Project Update 30 Apr 2014
 
Journal article

A Qualitative Assessment of a Community Antiretroviral Therapy Group Model in Tete, Mozambique

20 Mar 2014
Journal article