In 2009 the national prevelance of HIV in adults was 15%. Tuberculosis (TB), and TB and HIV coinfection, are major public health problems. Despite a decrease in the number of HIV/AIDS related deaths – which is largely due to a greater access to counselling and testing services - the rates of noncompliance with treatment are too high and a better monitoring of patients at community level is necessary. The growing number of new HIV infections and AIDS among adolescents and young people is believed to be caused mainly by high levels of poverty, limited access to information, and low education.
The purpose of the project is to contribute to the building of community and family resiliance to HIV by improving the care and support for children and their families who are affected by HIV, by preventing new infections and reducing consequences related to HIV/AIDS, including stigmatisation and discrimination, and by improving the capacity of the Mozambique Red Cross Society in project/ programme management at the local and national level.
The local and implementing partner of the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) is the Cruz Vermelha de Mozambique. The direct beneficiaries of the project are 1 120 children, 283 families of people living with HIV/AIDS, and 1 600 youth in and out of schools. Indirect beneficiaries who are expected to be reached by community mobilisation activities include all members (14 519) of the project sites.
Nhamatanda District;-19.349 34.268
Sofala Province, Beira City;-19.84361 34.83889
Buzi District;-20.03925 34.37237
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation