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
 
Treating complications related to HIV/AIDS at the CRAM, Maputo, Mozambique
Mozambique

Treating Kaposi’s sarcoma in Maputo

Project Update 15 Jul 2013
 
Mozambique - Floods in Gaza Province
Mozambique

Emergency response to flooding

Project Update 7 Feb 2013
 
Limpopo river floods in South Africa - January2013
South Africa

flooding displaces thousands, Mozambique worst affected

Project Update 4 Feb 2013
 
HIV/Aids in Zimbabwe
HIV/AIDS

Progress Under Threat: Perspectives on the HIV treatment gap

Report 4 Jul 2012
 
HIV/AIDS

Denied funding puts HIV patients in low-income countries at risk of death

Project Update 8 Dec 2010
 
HIV/AIDS

MSF in Mozambique 2001-2010: Ten years of HIV projects

Report 25 Nov 2010
 
Mozambique

MSF points at achievements and challenges in fighting HIV in Mozambique

Press Release 21 Nov 2010
 
South Africa

HIV patients refuse to be sidelined by international community in unique football tournament

Press Release 2 Jul 2010
 
Mozambique

Cholera threatens families relocated after the floods in Mozambique

Project Update 18 Feb 2008