In Mozambique, FHI 360 works closely with government and local partners to design and implement community-level programs to tackle key social and health issues.
FHI 360’s presence in Mozambique dates to the early 2000s, when we led the implementation of a program to prevent perinatal transmission of HIV in Zambézia province. Since then, our programs have expanded to include improving Mozambique’s response to HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria and undernutrition, as well as strengthening the country’s humanitarian assistance (crisis response); maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services; and government and local institutions.
Our programs in Mozambique are also working to protect the environment. Specifically, we provide training and ongoing support to clinicians in the care and treatment of HIV and AIDS, TB, and malaria, and in humanized care for adolescents, pregnant women, newborns and children. We also provide extensive technical support to strengthen the country’s nutrition policies, programs, strategies and systems.
FHI 360’s work in Mozambique has resulted in the successful upgrade of laboratory and health facilities and the introduction of and support for testing technologies that confirm timely diagnosis of HIV, AIDS, TB and malaria.
Monitoring and evaluation are important parts of our work in Mozambique. Our team conducts assessments to improve patient services in pharmacies, assess the feasibility and acceptability of mobile messaging for health, examine clinical responses to gender-based violence, and determine whether health services are appropriately allocated to reach people most in need.
The Alcançar project is building the capacity of health planners, managers and providers to deliver quality MNCH services, including postpartum family planning, and apply quality improvement approaches and data to identify problems and implement solutions that strengthen the health system in Nampula and Zambézia provinces.
Today, FHI 360 is working to build a sustainable future for Mozambique through programs that focus on bolstering the capacity of civil society. We strengthen the management and technical capacities of local organizations — equipping them with the resources to better serve their communities — and promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices for enhanced livelihoods and biodiversity.