A new report, “Innovative Financing Models for Energy Infrastructure in Africa,” is the result of a Financial Innovations Lab that convened experts to address funding obstacles to the development of infrastructure in Africa, especially in the area of energy.
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As thousands of Mozambican migrant workers return from South Africa for the holiday season, IOM and partner agencies at the Ressano Garcia border post are this week encouraging returnees to get tested for HIV and TB at temporary clinics to be set up in their communities of origin in early 2015.
From 5-10th January the US-based Elizabeth Glazier Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will set up testing stations in three districts of Gaza Province, with assistance from IOM and South Africa-based TEBA Development, which has offices in southern Mozambique working with migrant mine workers.
This week the team worked at the Ressano Garcia border post from 08:30am to 06:00pm each day to encourage returning mineworkers to visit the testing stations, distributing materials, providing information and recording the details of each migrant interviewed.
These details will be compared to the actual people who utilize testing services in January. There are an estimated 1.5 million Mozambicans in South Africa; up to 60,000 are either informal or formal mine workers.
A range of factors can make migrant mineworkers particularly vulnerable to HIV and TB, and there is a high HIV prevalence in Gaza province – 25 per cent, compared to a Mozambican national average of 11 per cent.
People not knowing their HIV status remains one of the biggest drivers for the spread of both diseases. UNAIDS estimates that only 40 per cent of people living with HIV in Mozambique have been tested for the virus.
This push to increase HIV and TB testing is part of the IOM’s Pfuneka project, which is funded by the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands to improve HIV prevention in migration-affected communities close to the Ressano Garcia-Komatipoort border post.
State Visit to Ireland by His Excellency Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza President of the Republic of Mozambique 3-6 June 2014 DUBLIN, Ireland, May 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The President of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza, has accepted an invitation from President Higgins to visit Ireland from the third to […]
Canada Making a Real Difference in the Lives of Women and Children in Africa / OTTAWA, Canada, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, announced today $3.3 […]
MAPUTO, Mozambique, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed today the second review of Mozambique’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). In completing the review, the Board approved the modification of three assessment criteria, including two end-June 2014 assessment […]
MAPUTO, Mozambique, August 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Aggreko (http://www.aggreko.com) in conjunction with its project partners has celebrated the expansion of its gas-fired power plant at Gigawatt Park in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique. The extension to the facility was officially inaugurated by the Mozambique Minister of Energy, The Honorable Salvador Namburete during a ceremony held […]
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Mozambique MAPUTO, Mozambique, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 24, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Mozambique. Background Mozambique has sustained strong economic growth over nearly two decades, helped by foreign investment, mainly […]
Malaria control and elimination GENEVA, Switzerland, May 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM this week organized a meeting in Geneva on “Population Mobility & Health for All: Malaria Control and Elimination in Southern Africa Challenges and Opportunities.” The event, which coincided with the 66th World Health Assembly, was attended by senior Ministry of Health […]
SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES MOZAMBIQUE’S FIRST NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO ‘FIERCELY PROTECT’ INDEPENDENCE, ENSURE CREDIBILITY, LEGITIMACY NEW YORK, May 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ –Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the meeting with members of the National Human Rights Commission, in Maputo on 21 May: I am delighted to […]
HERALDING MOZAMBIQUE’S TRANSITION FROM CONFLICT TO PEACE, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INSTITUTE STUDENTS, FACULTY, ‘HOPE STARTS HERE’ NEW YORK, May 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Instituto Superior de RelaÃ§Ãµes Internacionais, in Maputo on 21 May: Thank you for your warm […]
Secretary-General salutes Mozambique’s 20 yrs of peace, progress, development COMMENCING FIVE-COUNTRY AFRICA TOUR, SECRETARY-GENERAL SALUTES MOZAMBIQUE’S TWENTY YEARS OF PEACE, PROGRESS, DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS ‘FUTURE OF HOPE’ NEW YORK, May 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Round Table Event on the Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development […]
IOM Helps Flood Victims in Mozambique GENEVA, Switzerland, April 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the floods which hit Mozambique at the end of January this year, approximately 5,000 families have decided to start constructing new homes to begin new lives in permanent relocation sites with IOM’s help. IOM recently started its first distribution […]