25 March 2024

Supporting life-saving action for conflict-affected persons in Cabo Delgado and Nampula

Photo essay: Supporting life-saving action for conflict-affected persons in Cabo Delgado and Nampula, Mozambique Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-nampula-06, Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024., THE MENTOR INITIATIVE/2024/MARIAMO Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-added-02, Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024., THE MENTOR INITIATIVE/2024/MARIAMO Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-added-01, Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024., THE MENTOR INITIATIVE/2024/MARIAMO Integrated Mobile Brigades in Chiure District, February 2024. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-added-03, Integrated Mobile Brigades in Chiure District, February 2024., THE MENTOR INITIATIVE/2024/Herondino Integrated Mobile Brigades in Chiure District, February 2024 Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-nampula-07, Integrated Mobile Brigades in Chiure District, February 2024., THE MENTOR INITIATIVE/2024/Herondino Stock of ready-to-use (RUTF) supplies in UNICEF supply warehouse in Nampula province, June 2023. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-nampula-01, Stock of ready-to-use (RUTF) supplies in UNICEF supply warehouse in Nampula province, June 2023., UNICEF/2023/Namicano A mother and her young child receiving infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in Mecufi District, Cabo Delgado Province, September 2023. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-nampula-02, A mother and her young child receiving infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in Mecufi District, Cabo Delgado Province, September 2023., UNICEF/2023/PERIQUITO Integrated mobile brigade activities in Palma, Cabo Delgado, January 2024. Mozambique-MOZA2024-00186, Integrated mobile brigade activities in Palma, Cabo Delgado, January 2024., UNICEF/MOZA2024-00186/Franco Children and caregivers participating in integrated mobile brigade activities in Nankumi community, Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado, January 2024. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-nampula-03, Children and caregivers participating in integrated mobile brigade activities in Nankumi community, Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado, January 2024., UNICEF/MOZA2024/Franco Children and caregivers participating in integrated mobile brigade activities in Nankumi community, Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado, January 2024. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-nampula-04, Children and caregivers participating in integrated mobile brigade activities in Nankumi community, Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado, January 2024., UNICEF/MOZA2024/Franco A baby being weighed and measured as part of nutrition activities in the integrated mobile brigade services in Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado, January 2024. Mozambique-MOZA2024-000114, A baby being weighed and measured as part of nutrition activities in the integrated mobile brigade services in Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado, January 2024., UNICEF/MOZA2024-000114/Ricardo Franco A baby being weighed and measured as part of nutrition activities in the integrated mobile brigade services in Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado, January 2024. Mozambique-MOZA2024-000105, A baby being weighed and measured as part of nutrition activities in the integrated mobile brigade services in Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado, January 2024., UNICEF/MOZA2024-000105/Ricardo Franco Community health workers receiving RUTF cartons from a nurse in the health centre before going out for Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in Mecufi district, July 2023. Mozambique-photoessay-2024-03-25-eu-cabodelgado-nampula-05, Community health workers receiving RUTF cartons from a nurse in the health centre before going out for Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in Mecufi district, July 2023., UNICEF/2023/CATARINO Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024. Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024. Integrated Mobile Brigades with Delivery of Emergency Kits in Mueda District, February 2024. Integrated Mobile Brigades in Chiure District,…
12 January 2024

Survive and Thrive

Commitment and investment in child health, nutrition and well-being have yielded important positive results for children in Mozambique in recent decades. Infant and child mortality have fallen and coverage of key services including immunization had increased. Yet with COVID-19 and other shocks affecting systems, much progress has been reversed…, THE CHALLENGES, High maternal, neonatal, infant and child mortality rates: Mozambique’s newborn mortality rate is high, at 28 deaths per 1,000 live births. The maternal mortality rate is also high, at 452 deaths per 100,000 live births. Persistent undernutrition: In 2020, 74 per cent Mozambicans were living in severe or moderate chronic food insecurity (FAO  [i…, Story: Maputo Central Hospital sets a new standard for saving newborns in Mozambique, UNICEF/MOZA2023-02552/Julie Pudlowski Ines Feliciano’s daughter was born premature, underweight and with complications in Hospital Geral de Mavalane in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, but the hospital didn’t have the neonatal intensive care facilities needed to save the baby. The mother and child were transferred to Maputo Central Hospital, where…, WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?, UNICEF Moçambique/2022/Julie Pudlowski For more children to survive: Health systems – especially at the sub-national level, in areas experiencing humanitarian emergencies and in other particularly vulnerable communities – require strengthened systems for accountability, evidence-based planning, human resource management, and health worker capacity…, Story: Youth-friendly services and mobile HIV testing in Nhamatanda, Story: Youth-friendly services and mobile HIV testing in Nhamatanda Ten years ago, Josephina was a pregnant adolescent when she tested positive for HIV. Her mother, a health outreach worker, referred her to SAAJ, a programme providing adolescent and youth-friendly services. During her first consultation, nurse Catia Moraj explained everything,…, Story: Saving lives by treating acute malnutrition, Saving lives by treating acute malnutrition Hortenzia Andre is happily munching on a banana as she waits for her monthly health check at Namagoa Health Center in Nambilane, Lugela district in Zambezia province. Her grandmother, Ramiza, walked more than two hours on this hot November morning, with Hortenzia on her back, to make sure the girl made…, UNICEF’S RESPONSE, With support from partners, UNICEF works closely with the Government of Mozambique to strengthen health systems, especially at the subnational level. UNICEF prioritizes: With support from partners, UNICEF works closely with the Government of Mozambique to strengthen health systems, especially at the subnational level. UNICEF prioritizes:   For…, Story: Tackling undernutrition in displaced children- the double burden of stunting and wasting, Tackling undernutrition in displaced children- the double burden of stunting and wasting The nutrition situation of women and young children in Cabo Delgado in 2022 has significantly deteriorated due to underlying risk factors in conflict-affected districts, and a busy cyclone season in Northern Mozambique. The 2022 SMART survey results showed a…