When Cyclone Idai made a landfall in Mozambique it caused huge damages and destroyed buildings including health facilities in Beira where one in six adults is living with HIV. MSF was running an HIV programme in the city before the cyclone struck and getting patients back on antiretroviral treatment as soon as possible was important to prevent a surge of treatment failure and the potential for increased advanced HIV disease.
Treating HIV In The Cyclone-Devastated City of Beira
MSF, 14 May 2019
When Cyclone Idai struck the port city of Beira in Mozambique on 15 March, it damaged or destroyed buildings and infrastructure and ripped the roofs off most health centres,… Read more »
A consultation with an HIV-positive patient, the first day of the full re-opening of MSF’s HIV programme in the Munhava health centre after Cyclone Idai struck Beira.
Teodora Tongouche, sex worker and MSF peer educator, outside the MSF office in Beira.
The health worker wears a mask because many HIV-positive patients are co-infected with tuberculosis, which can be spread by coughing.
Update On MSF Emergency Response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth - Mozambique
MSF, 13 May 2019
In early March, a storm cell brought heavy rains to Malawi before heading out to sea off the coast of Mozambique and intensifying into Cyclone Idai. In the early hours of the… Read more »
Cyclones Fuel HIV Spread in Mozambique
CAJ News, 13 May 2019
SUCCESSIVE cyclones that have destroyed health infrastructure have left thousands of individuals living with HIV/AIDS at high risk Read more »
Little Progress in Fighting Spread of HIV
AIM, 3 December 2018
Little progress has been made in preventing new cases of infection by HIV, despite the investment made in fighting the disease, Mozambican Health Minister Nazira Abdula admitted on… Read more »
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