MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) --
The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and
Tuberculosis on Thursday allocated 515 million U.S. dollars to
support Mozambique’s combat against the three infectious
diseases, the leading cause of deaths in the southern African
tuberculosis and malaria remain responsible for high morbidity
and mortality in the country,” Mozambique’s health minister,
Nazira Abdula, told the official launching of the triennial
According to the
minister, with this grant, the number of new HIV/AIDS infections
is expected to be reduced from the current 3.6 to 2.4 per
thousand people by 2020. The rate of HIV infection in newborn
babies will also decline.
In the fight against
tuberculosis, it is expected to reduce the incidence of cases
from 551 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2015 to 423 and contribute
to reducing the mortality rate from 120 to 63 in 100,000
inhabitants, he said.
In 2017, about 15
million mosquito nets were distributed throughout the
Mozambique, and the antiretroviral treatment was made available
to a total of 1,320 health units.
Geneva, Switzerland, the global fund is a partnership
organization founded in 2002 to provide support to countries
fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
In Mozambique, 13.2
percent of people aged 15-49 are living with HIV/AIDS.
MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) --
Mozambique on Monday received an
invitation to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA)
summit to be held in the Indian capital of New Delhi, as its
efforts to increase accesses to energy in the country has been
recognized and its integration to the ISA ratified.
The invitation was
issued by Indian Minister of External Affairs V. K. Singh, who
has been visiting Mozambique since Sunday to evaluate the level
of cooperation between the two countries.
“I had the
opportunity to be well received by the president of Mozambique,
and we discussed many topics. Also I am here on a remarkable
day, when the country’s integration to the International Solar
Alliance was ratified and I conveyed the invitation to His
Excellence the president to attend the summit in early March,”
said the minister after meeting Mozambican President Philipe
Energy coverage in
Mozambique continues to be low, though the country owns one of
the major dams for producing electric power.
authorities, solar energy has an estimated coverage of around 10
percent, mostly in social and economic infrastructure such as
health utilities and schools.
The ISA was set up
to address energy needs and provide a platform of collaboration
on tackling identified gaps through a common approach.
Mozambique and Morocco discuss
means to reinforce military cooperation
RABAT Morocco (Xinhua) --
The Inspector General of the Moroccan Royal Armed
Forces (FAR), Fathallah El Ouarrak, and Vice-Minister for
National Defence of the Republic of Mozambique, Patricio Jose,
on Monday discussed in Rabat means to cement bilateral military
The talks touched on
prospects to create conditions conducive to reinforcing
bilateral cooperation between the Royal Armed Forces and
Mozambique’s armed forces in the different areas, mainly
regarding training and visit exchanges, according to a statement
by FAR’s general staff.
Patricio Jose is on
a working visit to Morocco on Feb. 11-14, along with an
important civil and military delegation.