The overall humanitarian response in Mozambique is led and coordinated by the national authorities through the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) and related emergency coordination mechanisms. The operation and humanitarian assistance receive the support of aid organizations organized in the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), which includes UN agencies, International and National NGOs, Red Cross and donor representatives. The HCT is supported at the operational level by an Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG).
For the COVID-19 public health response, the Government formed the Health Partners Group, led by the Ministry of Health with support from WHO and partners. A national COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan was developed and a Technical Advisory Team (TAT) formed by experts from WHO, UNICEF, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Bank, USAID, UNFPA was established to coordinate, add quality and harmonize outputs from the various technical working groups. All of these teams are active and continue to function while a similar structure is being implemented through the health departments and Governors’ offices at the provincial level.
Prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) is a central tenet of the response. The PSEA Network serves as the primary body for coordination and oversight of activities related to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse by international and national personnel of UN, NGO entities and associated personnel involved in the response. The PSEA Network provides technical support to the clusters, agencies and partners to ensure capacity building and community awareness on PSEA, access to safe reporting mechanisms and referral of SEA survivors to assistance services.