This information is excerpted from MSF’s 2016 International Activity Report.
Despite ambitious plans to treat everyone diagnosed with HIV, Mozambique struggled to respond to an epidemic affecting 11.5 percent of all adults. In Maputo, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provided care for HIV patients who needed second- or third-line antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and treated co-morbidities such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and viral hepatitis, as well as TB and drug-resistant TB. MSF helped launch a new viral hepatitis C program in 2016, with three patients starting treatment through the national health system.
MSF supported the Ministry of Health in Changara and Marara districts in expanding access to HIV and TB care using innovative, community-based models of care. MSF continued to develop models of care for high-risk groups, including sex workers and men who have sex with men, covering 180 locations along the commercial corridor route linking Beira harbor to the mining area of Tete province. MSF conducted medical consultations with more than 4,000 sex workers. MSF started two new projects in Morrumbala and Mossurize districts, providing obstetric care in rural areas and improving access to health services for communities affected by conflict.