A new mother gazes at her healthy baby boy shortly after delivery at a “model maternity” ward. The USAID Model Maternities Initiative works on maternal and neonatal health, family planning and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
USAID protects the habitat of Lake Niassa, the most biodiverse freshwater lake on earth.
Mozambique has improved its customs policies to help exports cross borders more easily
USAID works with community groups to improve information about health and nutrition
USAID supports the restoration of Gorongosa National Park, by promoting a peaceful interaction between communities and animals. Thanks to USAID, the park’s communities can now learn about conservation and farming, while accessing better health facilities.
Mozambican farmers are learning techniques that will improve crop productivity.
Following a long civil war, Mozambique has made the transition to peace, stability and sustained economic growth, providing an essential link between landlocked neighbors and the global marketplace.
Its ties to South Africa’s industrial heartland underscore the fact that the country’s economic, political and social progress is vital to the interests of the region. However, the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, as well as high infant mortality, have resulted in the distressingly low life expectancy of just 42 years.
USAID’s programs in democracy, economic growth, health and education address these challenges and opportunities.
Last updated: December 12, 2014