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  • Mozambican farmers are learning techniques that will improve crop productivity.

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  • 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.

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  • USAID protects the habitat of Lake Niassa, the most biodiverse freshwater lake on earth.

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  • Mozambique has improved its customs policies to help exports cross borders more easily

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  • USAID works with community groups to improve information about health and nutrition

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  • 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.

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Ana Paulo, standing with a beautiful "capulana" around her back to support her baby, speaks to a recorder held by Matilde Tameu
Mozambican Radio Stations Convey Hazards of Early Marriage
José Azevedo's bicycle is standing against a tree, with a local straw hut in the back suggesting one of Azevedo's health visits.
Health Workers’ Home Visits Rescue Remote Villages in Mozambique
Maria Thualo, a community leader stands in front of a health center
Health Centers Come to Mozambique's Remote Villages

About Mozambique

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 50 years. 

USAID’s programs in democracy, economic growth, health and education address these challenges and opportunities.

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Last updated: March 09, 2017

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