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
 
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Press Release 18 Dec 2003
 
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6 Feb 2003
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Hope in small doses: MSF new AIDS programmes in Mozambique

Project Update 30 Jan 2003
 
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Positive lives: ART care brings new hope in Mozambique

Project Update 27 Jan 2003
 
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The milk of human kindness: Artifical milk feeding in Mozambique

Project Update 23 Jan 2003
 
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Testimony from flood survivors

Project Update 10 Mar 2000
 
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Possibility of ground transport will aid food and water distribution

Project Update 9 Mar 2000
 
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Chokwe - 1,000 consultations per day

Project Update 6 Mar 2000
 
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Thousands stranded in flood-ravaged Mozambique

Press Release 3 Mar 2000