Health & Wellbeing
Mozambique faces a number of public health challenges, including both infectious and chronic diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malnutrition, respiratory diseases, and waterborne diseases. Many of these diseases are rooted in poverty-related conditions such as poor household economy, poor diets, insufficient food intake, multiple and recurring infectious diseases, limited access to quality food, clean water, hygiene and health services. All these factors contribute to the high burden of diseases in the country.
Improving the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable communities is central to ADPP‘s vision. ADPP interventions contribute to help stop the spread of communicable diseases, especially the ones with highest burden: HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. In 2019 ADPP implemented a number of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Nutrition projects and reached out to more than 1 million individuals in all provinces through carefully planned and coordinated programmes.
With over 30 years’ experience in the field, ADPP health projects are designed with the active participation of communities. Through empowering community members with health education, skills, capacities and promoting health seeking behaviours, tackling barriers such as stigma and discrimination, ADPP truly puts people in the driving seat for solutions providing an example of how progress can be achieved. Good health, hygiene practices and safe sanitation are important for the wellbeing of the population and also provide the necessary foundations for economic development.
ADPP health projects are aligned with the global strategies, regional and national strategies and policies, including the Sustainable Development Goals and Mozambique’s strategic plans for: Tuberculosis, Promotion of Health, Communication for social change to prevent malnutrition, to maximise global efforts and resources in the fight against diseases.
ADPP in partnership with Word Jewish Relief (WJR), and in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Human Development