Country Spotlight: Mozambique

Country Overview

In Mozambique in 2013, there were approximately 100,000 new HIV infections among people ages 15 and older – disproportionately affecting more women than men - and 12,000 new infections among children under the age of 14.

Our Work in Mozambique

In 2004, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) began implementing a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) program in the Nampula, Cabo Delgado, Maputo, and Gaza provinces in Mozambique. Currently, EGPAF-Mozambique supports the Ministry of Health to strengthen the implementation of PMTCT services at 128 health facilities and HIV care and treatment services at 105 health facilities in Gaza. EGPAF also supports performance-based financing efforts in Nampula.

EGPAF works in close partnership with the Ministry of Health to ensure that women, children and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS receive the care and treatment they need to lead healthy and active lives. EGPAF-Mozambique’s work focuses on expanding access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services, strengthening existing PMTCT and HIV care and treatment services, and improving monitoring and evaluation systems. We aim to improve the capacity of national, local and provincial health departments, health facilities, and communities and contribute to the development and implementation of national health policies and guidelines. We collaborate with community-based organizations to mobilize local communities around HIV/AIDS issues.

We are also dedicated to the advancement of operations research focused on the improvement of prevention, care and treatment of HIV and AIDS in Mozambique. Current research projects include evaluating the trend of HIV-positive results among children’s first dried blood spot test and examining the contribution of mobile clinics versus fixed clinics on district-level antiretroviral prophylaxis coverage. Past research projects have examined seroconversion in pregnant and lactating women and barriers to pediatric HIV care. EGPAF-Mozambique is also examining the impact of performance-based financing and total control of the epidemic on the number of HIV-positive individuals in care and treatment and mother-baby pair’s adherence and retention.

EGPAF promotes sustainability of HIV/AIDS programs in-country. In so doing, we developed and increased the capacity of a local affiliate organization, Fundação Ariel Glaser contra o SIDA Pediátrico. With funding from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fundação Ariel Glaser has expanded HIV prevention, care and treatment services to 194 sites in Maputo and Cabo Delgado provinces. Fundação Ariel provides sub-grants and technical assistance to health authorities and community-based organizations, which strengthens national capacity to effectively scale up and sustain HIV, TB, and maternal and child health services.




Program Brief: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Affiliate Model (2014)

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Journal article: HIV incidence and partner testing during pregnancy, Mozambique mixed-method study (2014)

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Journal article: Access to HIV prevention and care for HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children: a qualitative study in rural and urban Mozambique (2014)

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Lessons learned from early implementation of B+: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Experience

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Journal article: High HIV incidence in the postpartum period sustains vertical transmission in settings with generalized epidemics: a cohort study in Southern Mozambique (2014)

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Project HEART End-Of-Project Report (Mozambique): Making A Lasting Difference 2006-2011 (2012)

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