Peace Corps Launches Adolescent and Youth Health TV Program in Xai-Xai

With the support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Peace Corps and the Government of Mozambique and partners are carrying out from August 6, 2022, a health educational television program broadcasting from Gaza province. The program called “Mentes Positivas” will have a total of 20 sessions of 45 minutes, one per …

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PEPFAR contributes to bringing HIV treatment to more than 1.8 million people in the country

More than 2,400,000 people were tested for HIV in Mozambique between April and June this year, with the support of PEPFAR. The testing has allowed thousands of new individuals to be identified and enrolled in HIV treatment services, bringing the number of those currently on antiretroviral treatment to just over 1,800,000 (one million eight hundred …

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Another man potentially cured of HIV

A 66-year-old man who has been living with HIV since the 1980s might be the fourth person cured of the HIV virus that causes AIDS since this global epidemic was discovered. The story of this man who did not want to reveal his identity was one of the news shared at the International AIDS Conference, which ended last week in Montreal, Canada. …

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PEPFAR Mozambique shares experience at International AIDS Conference

A PEPFAR Mozambique delegation represented by the PEPFAR Coordinating Office (PCO) and USAID, CDC, DoD and Peace Corps agencies participated in the 2022 International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada, from July 29 to August 2. During the conference, CDC´s staff supporting PEPFAR´s implementation in Mozambique presented programmatic and scientific research results on the adaption of …

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UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2022 reveals millions of lives are “In Danger”

During the release of the Report, The United States (U.S.) Global AIDS Coordinator, John Nkengasong, reiterated the U.S. Government’s commitment to continue collaborating with UNAIDS and other relevant stakeholders to control the pandemic by 2030. “The HIV pandemic is not a pandemic of yesterday, it’s a pandemic of today,” Nkengasong said. The Joint United Nations …

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PEPFAR Trains Associations to Apply for Funding

Representatives from more than 150 Mozambican community-based organizations (CBOs) benefited from a training session on preparing proposals to apply for community grants from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to implement Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) of HIV/AIDS services in fiscal year 2022/2023. The event organized by PEPFAR in partnership with the National AIDS …

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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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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) – PEPFAR Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy is currently soliciting innovative and cost-effective projects/activities focused on the following areas from local, legally registered, community-based, non-governmental organizations. Each proposal should also include a one-page summary in English that includes a brief description of:  (1) name of the organization and project title, one program area (Orphans and Vulnerable Children or HIV Prevention for Priority Populations;) and …

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Launch of Exhibition in Tunduro Gardens Marking the 15th Anniversary of PEPFAR in Mozambique

U.S. Embassy Avenida Kenneth Kaunda, 193 Caixa Postal, 783 Maputo MOZAMBIQUE PRESS RELEASE Launch of Exhibition in Tunduro Gardens Marking the 15th Anniversary of PEPFAR in Mozambique January 28, 2019 – MAPUTO – U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt and Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Zacarias Zindoga launched today an exhibition on the U.S. …

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U.S. Government supports rehabilitation of pediatric health services in Maputo City

U.S. Embassy Avenida Kenneth Kaunda, 193 Caixa Postal, 783 Maputo MOZAMBIQUE PRESS RELEASE U.S. Government supports rehabilitation of pediatric health services in Maputo City April 30, 2018 – MAPUTO.  U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Dean Pittman participated in a ceremony to officially deliver to city health authorities a set of pediatric rehabilitation projects developed in eight …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – PEPFAR Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy is currently soliciting innovative and cost-effective projects/activities (PDF 218 KB) focused on the following areas from local, legally registered, community-based, non-governmental organizations. Each proposal should also include a one-page summary that includes a brief description of:  (1) name of the organization and project title, program area (Orphans and Vulnerable Children;  HIV Prevention for Priority Populations; and Adult Care and Support) …

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Sangariveira Secondary School: A Dreams-friendly school

Sangariveira Secondary School (SSS) was established in 2012 in Quelimane, Zambézia Province. Currently, the school has 4,980 students, 2,610 male and 2,370 female, who are divided into 42 groups, with morning, afternoon and night student rotations. Located in the outskirts of Quelimane, SSS has a gloomy past. The school had a lot of evils, in …

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Ambassador Pittman launches PASSOS to Provide HIV Services, Prevention to Those Most at Risk

On April 6, Ambassador Pittman joined with representatives of the Government of Mozambique at the Port of Maputo Health Center to launch the PEPFAR-funded project, Integrated HIV Prevention and Health Services for Key and Priority Populations, known as PASSOS.  PASSOS is a five-year project that aims to provide integrated, comprehensive, and friendly HIV/AIDS prevention, care, …

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