Evaluation of the AHD Project Component
Mozambique is one of the most severely affected countries by the HIV pandemic. The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Operational Centre Brussels (OCB) HIV project in Beira started in 2014 as a project for migrants and key populations (KPs). This led to insights into the magnitude of the Advanced HIV Disease (AHD) issue that needed to be addressed. In 2018, MSF introduced an AHD component in the Beira Central Hospital (BCH) and in two health centres (Munhava and to a lesser extent, Ponta Gea). The AHD component covered MSF-run laboratory diagnostics and in-facility case management circuits. During the evaluation period, Cyclone Idai and COVID-19 restrictions were important external factors.