We have worked in Mozambique since 1988, partnering local organisations and the Government to advance older people's rights to healthcare, financial security, and protection from injustice and abuse.
We work to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS, while making sure older people's needs are met in emergency relief efforts. And through community-based committees, we provide cash donations to more than 1,300 households, and a cash for food programme to a further 1,260 older people, helping them benefit from services like healthcare and education.
Supporting older people in Mozambique
- As a result of our influence, older people are now included in the new national strategic plan for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
- More than 1,400 older people now get a monthly cash payment, thanks to a HelpAge agreement with the government.
- We're giving older people better healthcare by training relevant medical professionals. We're also developing a training curriculum for Ministry of Health staff.
- We will lobby the government to increase the value of the cash payment currently provided to older people.
- We will also influence the government to draft legislation that better protects older people.
- We will extend the cash payment system beyond Tete to a further 1000 households.
- We will complete the final phase of the Living Together project which supports older people caring for loved ones with HIV. Thanks to our support for older carers, more than 546 rural patients are now accessing treatment.
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Associaçaó dos Aposentados de Moçambique (Mozambican Pensioners Association APOSEMO), Humanitarian Association for Support to Older People (VUKOXA)
Mozambican Association for Support to Older People (AMAI), Pro-Idoso, Hipfuneni INSS Pensioners association, Association "Pfuna Swisiwana" (APS), Tearfund, Action for Community Development (ASADEC), Save The Children, Red Cross Mozambique (CVM), Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM), Teia National Forum of Mozambican NGOs
Royal Netherlands Embassy, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Egmont Trust, World Food Programme (WFP), HelpAge Germany, Civil Society Support Mechanism (MASC), European Comission