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Mozambique

Why are we there?

  • Endemic/epidemic disease

Our Work

2014

  • Since 2001, Médecins Sans Frontières has supported the Ministry of Health to ensure access to comprehensive healthcare for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) patients in the health districts of Kampfumo and Nlhamankulo (both formerly Chamanculo).
  • The aim for the next few years is to provide specialised care for complicated cases and address emerging problems such as patients presenting late with HIV, those with HIV who fail first-line antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and those co-infected with opportunistic infections such as multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and Kaposi’s sarcoma.
  • In Primeiro de Maio health centre the Médecins Sans Frontières project focuses primarily on the needs of adolescents, and supports urban community ARV groups.
  • Viral load testing was rolled out in the public health centres of Maputo city and Changara district, as part of a pilot project aiming to improve patient monitoring.
  • In Tete province, Médecins Sans Frontières works with community ARV groups, whose members meet regularly to support each other and take turns to pick up medicines from health centres.
  • A new ‘corridor project’ has started in the high-transit cities of Tete and Beira, targeting hard-to-reach populations such as sex workers, truck drivers and seasonal workers. 

 

For the latest news on where we work visit: http://activityreport.msf.org/

Médecins Sans Frontières has been working in the country since 1984 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 370 staff in Mozambique. 

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