Mozambique Celebrates 38 Years of Independence

By Chelsea Bailey | June 25, 2013

On June 25, 1975, Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal. Happy Independence Day to all of our friends and colleagues working to create an AIDS-free generation in Mozambique!

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Today, EGPAF joins our colleagues in Mozambique in celebrating 38 years of independence!  We’re honoring Mozambican National Day by highlighting the amazing work our friends and partners are doing to eliminate pediatric AIDS and to move us one step closer to a generation free from HIV.  

EGPAF began working in Mozambique in 2004, launching prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs in Nampula and Gaza provinces. Today, EGPAF and our local affiliate, Fundaco Ariel Glaser contra o SIDA Pediátrico, work hand-in-hand with local health officials and government ministries to strengthen the PMTCT services offered to mothers at 283 sites across the country and the HIV care and treatment services provided at 82 sites.

Together, we have enrolled more than 332,000 patients into HIV care and support programs, including more than 25,000 children under the age of 15. We look forward to continuing to build upon our work in Mozambique.

Happy Mozambican National Day!

To learn more about EGPAF’s work in Mozambique, click here.

To read Paulina and Carlos’ Story of Hope from Mozambique, click here. 

Chelsea Bailey is Communications Assistant for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.