5-10 | Alice (name changed) is a 26-year-old nurse working with MSF in Mozambique. She and her children survived Cyclone Idai, but her husband was killed. Despite the tragedy, she cares for patients in the most remote areas of Mozambique, in communities devasted by the effects of the cyclone. This is her story. “I was born in a little town, but moved to Nhamatanda to study to become a nurse. I met my husband at a football match, right here on this field where we land the helicopter to run our mobile clinics. He was studying to become a teacher.
4-1 | Just after Cyclone Idai made landfall in southern Africa, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) sent four experts in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to the region and mobilised thousands of volunteers around the world to produce high-quality maps of the worst-hit areas to help emergency teams mount an effective response.Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and Zimbabwe in mid-March, flooding vast swathes of land, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless and destroying buildings, crops and infrastructure.
3-28 | The MSF teams in Mozambique for emergency medical response are supporting the Ministry of Health in taking care of suspected cholera patients.
3-27 | More than a million people are struggling to rebuild their lives in flood-affected parts of Mozambique, many of whom are in urgent need of assistance for the basics to survive. The response to the disaster caused by heavy flooding and Cyclone Idai will be simply enormous in scale. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency teams have started medical response activities, and the humanitarian emergency medical organization is scaling up with its emergency response systems fully activated.
3-23 | MSF continues to expand our emergency responses in Mozambique for victims of Cyclone Idai at the outskirts of Beira city. Our emergency team set up mobile clinic in the area around Centro de Saude Marocanne health centre. The health centre itself is entirely destroyed, the MSF team provides primary healthcare consultations going door-to-door in the neighbourhood. Mainly the team treated small wounds, stomach issues (particularly intestinal worms) and respiratory tract infections.