Health Statistics in Mozambique

  • Population: 25,203,000
  • # of doctors in country:  548
  • Life expectancy at birth: 52/53 years old
  • Probability of dying under 5 (per 1,000 live births): 103  
  • Adult (15-49) HIV prevalence, 2009: 11.5%
  • Estimated Malaria deaths per 100,000 population (2008): 171
  • 1 in 10 children will die of malaria before their fifth birthday (2011)
  • TB prevalence (per 100,000 population): 490

International Governmental Support in Mozambique

US Health-Related Nonprofits Working in Mozambique

  • PATH: PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. Their approach blends the entrepreneurial spirit of business, the scientific expertise of a research institution, and the passion and on-the-ground experience of an international NGO.  PATH has been working in Africa since 1978 where their focus is on HIV/AIDS, Vaccines & Immunizations, Adolescent Health and Maternal & Reproductive Health.
  • Village Reach Mozambique: VillageReach’s Dedicated Logistics System (DLS) program features a dedicated, integrated, distribution system, whereby a small number of specialized workers visit each health center monthly to delivery vaccines and supplies, repair equipment, facilitate an information system to collect and report data, and provide supportive supervision.
  • CARE: CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.  Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to provide basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources.  CARE's work in Mozambique began in 1986 by providing emergency assistance to those affected by the brutal civil war.  Most recently, CARE has shifted their focus in Mozambique to long-term development projects in the areas of agriculture, water supply and sanitation, micro-credit and savings, and health and HIV/AIDS. 
  • Health Alliance International (HAI) Mozambique: HAI supports the development of equity-oriented policies and public-sector health systems.  Their vision is a just world with universal access to quality health care.  HAI's work began in Mozambique and has since extended to Cote d'Ivoire, Sudan, and Timor-Leste.
  • Family Health International (FHI) Mozambique:  FHI is among the largest and most established nonprofit organizations active in international public health with a mission to improve lives worldwide through research, education, and services in family health.  FHI/Mozambique's activities include HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support activities, palliative care, TB control, PMTCT services, infrastructure and laboratory support. 
  • Population Services International (PSI) Mozambique:  PSI is a Washington D.C. based non-profit working to harness the vitality of the private sector to address the health problems of low-income and vulnerable populations in developing countries around the world.  With programs in HIV/AIDS, malaria, child survival and reproductive health, PSI/Mozambique promotes products, services and behaviors that enable low-income and vulnerable populations to make informed choices and lead healthier lives.