Mozambique

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The Government of Mozambique aims to provide critical nutrition services to the general population, with a special focus on children in the first 2 years of life, women of reproductive age before and during pregnancy and lactation, adolescent girls 10–19 years of age, and people living with HIV and/or tuberculosis. A signatory of the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, the national government has ratified high-level commitments and enacted a multisectoral action plan to reduce chronic undernutrition and significantly improve maternal and child survival.

To assist Mozambique in reaching its nutrition goals, FANTA’s activities include:

  • Strengthening nutrition counseling, assessment, and support services through the national Nutrition Rehabilitation Program (Programa de Reabilitação Nutricional [PRN]), including technical assistance at the national level with the Ministry of Health and at the provincial, district, and health center levels in the provinces of Nampula and Zambézia.
  • Coordinating the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival in Mozambique to support national plans to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to improve health center performance in this area
  • Strengthening the Ministry of Health’s efforts to establish a more robust national nutrition surveillance program
  • Strengthening the integration and improvement of health-facility and community-level counseling activities to improve nutrition practices among people living with HIV and/or tuberculosis
  • Supporting the Ministry of Health to improve other programs for maternal and child health and nutrition, including:
    • Development of a national policy and a national strategy on infant and young child feeding 
    • Development of a national strategy on social and behavior change communication related to nutrition 
    • Support to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
    • Development and implementation of systems and tools to improve the quality of nutrition services
    • Support to community-based projects to promote healthy and nutritious diets and nutrition-related best practices

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