MSF’s harm reduction program for people who use drugs is the only one in the country and implements all the interventions recommended by the World Health Organization. These include needle/syringe distribution, opioid substitution therapy, and overdose treatment. In Mafalala slum, MSF and a local organization run a drop-in center for people who use drugs, offering testing for HIV, TB, and hepatitis C, and referrals for treatment.
In Beira, we are working to reduce HIV-related sickness and death by delivering sexual and reproductive health care, including HIV testing, counseling, and family planning services, to vulnerable groups through mobile clinics. We also provide advanced HIV care at three health facilities in the city.
To assist the national response to COVID-19, we gave logistical and technical support to the main COVID-19 referral hospitals in Maputo and helped the health authorities to install four isolation centers, two in Pemba and two in Beira. In Beira, we also supported the follow-up of HIV patients with COVID-19.