Description: 

Mozambique frequently experiences humanitarian emergencies including drought, floods, cyclones, conflict and disease epidemics, among others. This scoping paper on the national HIV response in emergency settings in Mozambique, which was conducted in 2017, concludes that there is a lack of adequate preparedness and coordination among government departments, other stakeholders and the United Nations humanitarian cluster system in the country to respond to the needs and challenges of preventing and managing HIV infection in disaster-affected populations. A number of recommendations emerged from this review to address the gaps in the response.

Table of contents: 
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Tables
  • List of Acronyms
  • Preamble
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Background
    • 1.2. Structures
    • 1.3. Objectives
  • 2. Method
    • 2.1. Sampling
    • 2.2. Geographical Targeting
  • 3. Findings
    • 3.1. Government Disaster Management Structures and the Inclusion of HIV/AIDS in Emergency Planning
    • 3.2. Risk of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections during Emergencies (Flood and Drought)
    • 3.3. Access to Health and HIV-related Services
    • 3.4. Food and Nutritional Support
    • 3.5. Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
    • 3.6. Protection
    • 3.7. Capacity
    • 3.8. Coping Mechanism during Extreme Food Scarcity
  • 4. Discussion
    • 4.1. Key Points
    • 4.2. Recommendations
  • 5. References