Jhpiego has been working in Mozambique since early 2004, initially on prevention of medical transmission of HIV/AIDS in hospitals under the University Technical Assistance Project (UTAP), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Since then, Jhpiego’s role has expanded exponentially, with multiple HIV-related interventions, and an office in Maputo with more than 100 staff.
With the end of UTAP in 2010, Jhpiego was awarded a five-year cooperative agreement by CDC with a scope of work that continues and expands HIV/AIDS efforts. Under this award, Jhpiego works in the areas of: infection prevention and control, tuberculosis infection control, community counseling and testing for HIV, provider-initiated testing and counseling for HIV, voluntary medical male circumcision, gender-based violence, and workplace safety and health including HIV post-exposure prophylaxis. Jhpiego also provides substantial technical assistance in the area of human capacity development such as nursing curricula revision and implementation, “Model In-Patient Wards,” various information systems (including human resource information systems), continuous education, retention and incentives strategies.
Jhpiego also works in Mozambique with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the global Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in partnership with Save the Children. MCHIP is working to improve the quality of maternal and newborn health services through the implementation of “Model Maternities,” which focus on scaling up humanized care and high-impact interventions for maternal and neonatal health and key preventive reproductive health/family planning services, including breast and cervical cancer prevention.
In addition, Jhpiego works in Mozambique with funding from BHP Billiton to improve community access to quality HIV and other essential maternal and newborn health services in two health facilities in the Boane District of Mozambique. Under this award, Jhpiego is partnering with and strengthening the capacity of a local community-based organization, Irmãs Franciscanas, to address HIV/AIDS in Boane District. Implemented as a natural extension of Jhpiego’s current efforts described above, this project uses a two-pronged approach that focuses on community engagement, while also strengthening health services at health centers.
To implement these programs in Mozambique, Jhpiego works closely with the Ministry of Health and the National AIDS Council, and coordinates with many other national and international partners.
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