Skip to main content

You are here



In Mozambique, we are implementing infection prevention and control measures and triage for respiratory symptoms in all health facilities where we work, including 16 new hand washing stations. We have adapted our models of care in order to decrease the need to visit our health facilities. frequently, allowing our patients and staff to comply with physical distancing measures. Our teams are also working with local authorities to improve patient flows by providing logistic and technical support for two referral hospitals in the capital, Maputo.  

Our teams are integrating active COVID-19 surveillance in all project activities, with emphasis on high-risk populations. We’ve donated four tents to the main Maputo Central Hospital to assist with isolation care set-up. 


Can you make a donation to support our COVID-19 response?

Right now, Médecins Sans Frontières is providing much needed support and medical care in over 30 countries to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our teams are also gearing up to confront potential outbreaks in the hundreds of areas we were already working before the pandemic struck. We are deploying medical staff, sending supplies and applying nearly 50 years of experience fighting epidemics to protect the most vulnerable and save lives.
Can you help increase our capacity to respond by making a donation to our COVID-19 Crisis Appeal?






Despite recent economic growth, more than half of Mozambique's population continues to live below the poverty line. The local healthcare system is frail and is struggling to address a dual epidemic of HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

Médecins Sans Frontières has worked in the country since 1984, responding to the civil war and its after-effects. MSF continues to work with the Ministry of Health to develop innovative strategies, provide specialised care, and to respond to emergencies such as cholera epidemics.

HIV Care

Mozambique has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world.

Around 13% of people aged 15 to 49 are infected with HIV, and over 30,000 people co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) die each year.

Despite ambitious plans to roll out ‘test and start’ to provide immediate treatment to everyone diagnosed with HIV, Mozambique is struggling to respond to an epidemic now affecting 11.5 per cent of adults.

We provide care for HIV patients who need second- or third-line antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and treatment for co-morbidities like Kaposi’s sarcoma or viral hepatitis.

Comprehensive care is also available for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). We also treat patients with hepatitis C,and provide obstetric care in rural areas.

Maputo's chemotherapy unit for Kaposi sarcoma

Find out more about Mozambique