IOM Mozambique has entered into partnership with the National AIDS Council (NAC) to implement a SADC-funded study of the determinants of HIV in a Port Community in Mozambique. IOM works closely with the National AIDS Council (CNCS) and the Country Technical Steering Committee (CTSC) made up of the Ministry of Health, National Aids Council, the Association of Entrepreneurs against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (EcoSIDA).
The CTSC finalized and approve the Terms of Reference for the Lead Researcher. The field work begins in Beira Port in August 2013.
Assessment of the Impact of Extractive Industries on HIV in Tete Province
IOM, in partnership with UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS and the National Aids Council, is developing a joint study to assess the HIV-related impact of the growth in extractive industries in Tete Province. IOM is responsible for the quantitative part of the study through which an online tool will be developed to generate data reports and projections regarding the impact of the expansion of the extractive industry. This tool combines data from different sectors, including general demographic and health data, data on the numbers and types of health facilities and health services, to provide an overview of epidemiological and social impacts. The tool is expected to be online by September 2013.