MSF Projects in Mozambique

Mozambique

A huge emergency response is under way – and growing bigger by the day – in and around Beira, after heavy flooding and the devastating impacts of Cyclone Idai, which struck on 14 March.

Cyclone Idai has wiped out buildings and infrastructure, including the water supply system, leaving thousands in urgent need of assistance and at risk of water-borne diseases such as cholera. We have multiple emergency teams on the ground and are flying in more staff and supplies as we scale up our response.

Our permanent teams in Mozambique work in Maputo and Beira, providing care to patients with advanced HIV and with, or at risk, of developing co-infections such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, drug-resistant TB and hepatitis.

Despite ambitious plans to roll out ‘test and start’ to provide immediate treatment to everyone diagnosed with HIV, Mozambique is struggling to respond to an epidemic now affecting more than 13 per cent of people aged 15-49.

We run targeted 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.

Webclip: Cholera Outbreak Declared in Mozambique (ENG)

Cholera outbreak in Beira, Mozambique

Cholera breaks out in Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai and catastrophic floods

Cyclone Idai has left thousands of people in and around Beira vulnerable and exposed to the elements. Given the amount of water that has passed through the city - and the devastating impact it has had on infrastructure, including the water supply system - outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as cholera are a very real risk.

The government announced the first recorded cases of cholera on 27 March. Water and sanitation expert Anja Borojevic explains MSF's response to the unfolding emergency.

 
Emergency mobile clinic outside Beira, Mozambique
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

MSF emergency response to Cyclone Idai and flooding

Crisis Update 17 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
 
Mozambique - Beira
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

“A lot of water” - on the ground after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

Voices from the Field 20 Mar 2019
 
الفياضانات في بيرا في موزمبيق
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

Humanitarian response in wake of devastating Cyclone Idai

Project Update 19 Mar 2019