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Improving health and quality of life is a primary focus area for the project’s overall social investment strategy. We prioritize investing in programs that protect and promote the health of our workforce, as well as improve the health of the communities in our project area.

Our health-related social investment programs align with the Project’s Health Impact Assessment and Community Health Management and Monitoring Plan.

Health intervention programs

From 2021 till date, the Mozambique LNG Project has funded a variety of community health intervention programs in the Palma districts, focusing on the following areas:

  • UHOLO SAÚDE COMUNITÁRIA — This program is being implemented under a Memorandum of Understanding with Pathfinder International to collaborate with the health authorities (at the Cabo Delgado Provincial and the Palma District levels) to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services tailor made for the Pemba and Ancuabe IDP camps and the Palma-Sede Districts, respectively. The use of mobile brigade services and home visits have benefited tens of thousands of members of these communities since 2021, and have come in the form of outpatient medical consults, maternal and child health care, mental health care, nutritional counselling, WASH programmes, health awareness campaigns, training of Community Health workers, revitalization of Community Health Committees as well as interventions in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence.   
  • SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY MALARIA CONTROL PROGRAM — The Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, under its Pamoja Tunaweza (“Juntos Podemos”) initiative, has expended over US$1,000,000 for the sustainable malaria control program operational in Palma district since April 2022. This is implemented by Fumilar, in five key communities: Palma-Sede, Quitunda Resettlement Village, Maganja, Mute and Olumbe. 65 members of these communities were identified, employed, and received on-the-job training as Vector Control Assistants, involved in Indoor Residual Spraying, Larval Source management, Door-to-Door IEC activities as well as participating in distribution campaigns of Long-acting Insecticide Treated bed nets. Malaria has been identified as the single most important health risk in the communities and entire province. It has a year-round endemicity in the north of Mozambique and in particular Cabo Delgado Province. This program has benefited more than 30,000 through several rounds of interventions. The second IRS campaign for the Quitunda village is being planned for the month of November 2023.

Health infrastructure upgrades

Mozambique LNG has been involved in the repair and rebuilding of health infrastructure damaged, destroyed or in disrepair in the aftermath of insurgent attacks.

  • QUITUNDA HEALTH CENTRE REMEDIAL WORKS – Remedial works to the tune of $135,000 on the Quitunda Health Centre begun 1st September 2023. The health centre had been in a state of disrepair, needing electrical and civil works as well as the maintenance of existing malfunctioning equipment.
  • MAGANJA HEALTH CENTRE AND OLUMBE HEALTH CENTRE REHABILITATION – The Maganja and Olumbe Health Centres were rehabilitated in the aftermath of damages sustained from the armed insurgency.

Health services support

Mozambique LNG has been involved in providing direct support to the Palma District Health Authorities in various non-routine high priority interventions that have come in response to specific requests by the authorities. Some have included logistical support for the 2022 National Malaria Universal Coverage Campaign in which more than 30,000 bed nets were shipped and distributed in Palma District. Other efforts have included provision of logistical support for the implementation of the National Poliomyelitis eradication campaigns in Palma District and providing Cholera Outbreak preparedness assistance, in the form of supply of consumables, medication and tents. 

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