PEPFAR and partners strengthen community-led monitoring of HIV services

The Mozambican Civil Society Platform for Health (PLASOC-M) and the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) in partnership with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the National AIDS Council(CNCS) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, organized a workshop in Maputo that was held from June 15 to …

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PEPFAR Supports HIV Services Free From Stigma and Discrimination

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), a day to speak out against discrimination directed towards the LGBTQI+ community. Stigma, discrimination, and violence, as well as harmful laws, policies, and practices, reduce access to and use of essential health services, and undermine efforts toward effective responses to HIV/AIDS around the …

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“Today I am a young woman of value”

“For chicken to grow well, we must pay attention to the quality and quantity of their feeding. We must also take special care of where the chicks sleep and with their health,” says laughingly Hortência Zeca, 22, a DREAMS beneficiary resident in Chimoio, central Mozambique. Hortencia’s knowledge on chicken farming is recent and impressive (2021). …

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Mozambique’s $404 million PEPFAR-supported HIV Operational Response Plan Approved

The Country Operational Plan (COP) of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for fiscal year 2023, also known as COP 22, was approved Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The COP aims to support the national plans and processes outlined in the National HIV Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (PEN V) and the Global Funding Request …

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Campaign to promote condom use launched with the support from PEPFAR

The campaign called “Safe Dating” was launched this Monday (February 07, 2022) in Maputo. It aims to raise awareness and sensitize the society, particularly young people, to use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and unplanned pregnancy. The launching ceremony of the campaign promoted by the National Council for Combating HIV and AIDS …

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World AIDS Day 2021

World AIDS Day is on December 1, 2021. The U.S. government’s theme for World AIDS Day 2021 is “Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice,” which reflects the U.S. government’s continued, strong bipartisan commitment to ending the HIV epidemic globally and in the United States. The theme also highlights the importance of ensuring equitable …

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Campaign against Violence launched with support from PEPFAR

“Give Hope to 1001 Rositas” is the name of the newest campaign launched in Mozambique to strengthen the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), in particular intimate partner violence. The initiative is promoted by the Interfaith Platform for Communication for Health – PIRCOM, in partnership with the Association ComuSanas – an USAID Implementing Partner, with the …

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Maputo acolhe XVII Jornadas de Saúde em Setembro

Decorrem, de 8 a 10 de Setembro de 2021, em Maputo, as XVII Jornadas de Saúde, organizadas pelo Instituto Nacional de Saúde. Este ano o evento decorre com o lema “Promovendo a segurança sanitária e o desenvolvimento sustentável através da investigação científica transdisciplinar” O evento terá lugar no Centro Internacional de Conferências Joaquim Chissano, e …

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is celebrated annually on July 28. For people living with HIV, it is essential to understand the risks of hepatitis co-infection. They are encouraged to take steps to prevent hepatitis infection by getting the appropriate vaccines and getting regular tests to know their status. Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases …

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11th IAS Conference on HIV Science

The 11th International Conference on HIV Science, promoted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), is taking place since Sunday (July 18) in Berlin, capital of Germany. The event is being held virtually, due to the pandemic of COVID-19, with a center of local partners, and ends this Wednesday (July 21). IAS 2021 presents critical advances …

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Informal Translation of Second State of Emergency Decree

Informal Translation of Second State of Emergency Decree An informal translation of the August 7 State of Emergency Decree is listed below.  Individuals should consult the original decree in Portuguese as the authoritative guidance on COVID-19 prevention measures and regulations. Tuesday, August 11, 2020                                                 Series I – Number 153 NATIONAL GAZETTE Official publication of the …

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Request an Expedited Appointment

The U.S. Embassy in Maputo is able to accommodate a limited number of requests for expedited appointments, subject to availability.  If you believe that your visa application warrants an expedited appointment due to circumstances beyond your control, send an email to ConsularMaputo@state.gov . The email should clearly outline the reason the expedited appointment request is being …

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2018 U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Competition

U.S. Embassy Maputo is accepting applications for the 2018 U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Competition.  AFCP supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world, including Mozambique. The Small Grants Competition considers projects from $10,000 up to …

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2018 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars – other institute themes

The Institute on American Politics and Political Thought will provide a multinational group of 18 experienced foreign university faculty and practitioners insight into how intellectual and political movements have influenced modern American political institutions and a deeper understanding of major currents in U.S. political thought from the colonial period to the present.  Drawing upon the …

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Ambassador’s speech at Comité de Coordenação Sectorial (CCS) do Ministério da Saúde

Speech from CCS Meeting   Your Excellency Dra. Nazira Abdula, Minister of Health, Your Excellency Dr. Mouzinho Saide, Vice – Minister of Health, Honorable representatives of the Embassies and United Nations organizations supporting the health sector here today, Senhoras e Senhores, Good morning everyone, and thank you for joining us for this important event. A …

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Remarks by Ambassador Pittman at Opening of YALI Regional Leadership Center in Maputo

Remarks at Opening of YALI Regional Leadership Center in Maputo Maputo, Eduardo Mondlane University Monday, October 31, 2016   Dr. Quilambo Dr. Macome Professor Moche Dr. Mokate Ms. Machanguana YALI Regional Leadership Center participants, good morning. On behalf of the U.S. government I would like to welcome you to the opening of the Maputo satellite …

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