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04 May 2018 description

"Mangroves are our first line of defence"

By Adela Suliman

BONN, Germany, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique not only has one of Africa's longest coastlines; it is also the final destination for at least nine transnational rivers.

That makes it a hostage to geography, says Manuel de Araujo, the mayor of Quelimane, a port city of 450,000 people that lies about 1,000 kilometres (623 miles) north of the capital Maputo.

09 Feb 2018 description
report The Global Fund

MAPUTO – The Global Fund and health partners in Mozambique today launched the implementation of six grants aimed at accelerating the end of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

The new grants will support the reduction of rates of malaria death and sickness by 40 percent by 2022 compared with 2015. The grants also aim to contribute to the reduction of new HIV infections and HIV-related deaths by 40 percent and TB death rates by 50 percent by 2020. Additionally, the resources will support improvement of efforts to find missing cases of TB.

12 Oct 2017 description

People making $1,000 a year or less are most likely to die in disasters, research shows

By Laurie Goering

LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fatalities and economic losses from severe weather are rising in many of the world's poorest countries as climate change and a lack of disaster preparedness worsen threats, risk experts said.

Over the last 35 years, 60 percent of weather-related deaths globally were among people who earn $1,000 a year or less, said Ernst Rauch, a strategy expert at German reinsurance firm Munich Re.

16 Feb 2017 description

How much fresh water is available to people, where it is and how it is managed are probably the most important questions in water security. Miren Gutierrez of CDKN looks at the context in which CDKN and the Global Water Partnership put in place a capacity building programme aimed at improving resilience in Mozambique. This is part II of a two part blog; read the first one here

24 Nov 2016 description

The next harvest is not due until March/April, forcing some to eat vital seed stocks, sell possessions and eat fewer meals

By Alex Whiting

ROME, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More funds are urgently needed for a worsening hunger crisis in drought-hit southern Africa that is expected to peak early next year and already affects 39 million people, forcing some to eat seeds and pull children out of school, aid agencies said.

04 Sep 2016 description

Disasters in recent years, such as drought and floods, have driven poor Mozambican families deeper into destitution, and more women into prostitution

By Ray Mwareya

BEIRA, Mozambique, Sept 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bemusa was only eight when her parents died of tuberculosis and she was left in the care of an "aunt", who made ends meet by working as a prostitute in Mozambique's second city, Beira.

Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

26 Jul 2016 description
report The Global Fund

An eruption of laughter, then silence as the girls looked nervously at each other. Finally, with an awkward smile and glance back at her friends, one young woman stood up and grasped the purple wrapper. With a deep breath, she ripped open the package.

“This is how you use a female condom,” she said, giggling briefly before beginning a clear, confident explanation of how to insert and remove the condom.

13 Jul 2016 description

Country's second-largest city in race against time to protect itself from cyclones, floods and rising sea levels

By Astrid Zweynert

BONN, Germany, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Daviz Simango is one of Mozambique's most influential politicians but last year when yet another flood inundated Beira, the coastal city he has served as mayor since 2003, he felt powerless.

13 Jul 2016 description

Risk rises as women and girls turn to sex to survive and hungry patients miss treatment, UNICEF says

By Magdalena Mis

ROME, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern could lead to a spike in new HIV infections in southern Africa as women and girls turn to sex to survive and patients miss treatments, the United Nations childrens' agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

26 Feb 2016 description
report HALO Trust

Twenty two years of data represents best practice for sector

CHIMOIO, MANICA PROVINCE – The HALO Trust hands over two shipping containers’ worth of mine clearance records to the government of Mozambique today, closing the final chapter of its 22-year history there.

06 Feb 2016 description
report The Global Fund

PRETORIA, February 5, 2016 - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) representing a group of 10 Southern African countries today signed a landmark grant to pioneer innovative models to reduce high rates of TB in the mining sector.

10 Dec 2015 description
report The Global Fund

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Ambassador Deborah Birx, Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe, and Executive Director of the Global Fund Mark Dybul travelled to Mozambique to meet President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, Minister of Health Nazira Karimo Vali Abdula and other government officials to improve the support provided to the country in the implementation of programs against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Mozambique has achieved remarkable progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

25 Nov 2015 description
report Start Network
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In January 2015, the Start Fund responded to flooding in Malawi and Mozambique. The floods had caused mass displacement and destroyed the vast majority of agricultural livelihoods, affecting more than 1 million people.

The Learning and Evaluation Committee conducted its normal peer-review of the response, and a number of key questions arose. With their approval, the Monitoring and Evaluation team at Action Against Hunger decided to launch a learning exercise from July 11-18 using the 1% learning budget.

28 Sep 2015 description

DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.

Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.