|Reporting Organization:||University of Saskatchewan|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 16,600,000|
|Timeframe:||January 4, 2017 - January 31, 2022|
University of Saskatchewan
|Mozambique - $ 16,600,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (80 %)|
|Sexual Health & Rights (20 %)|
This project aims to improve sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health (SRMNH) for women, adolescent girls and newborns in the five most populous districts of Inhambane Province, Mozambique. This is achieved by increasing community support and access to sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health care; training health workers; improving the capacity of health institutions; and promoting gender-responsive and evidence-based approaches for planning of cost-effective interventions. Project activities include: (1) mobilizing local leaders and community members in 20 communities on women’s empowerment and SRMNH; (2) creating and supporting networks of trained community-based health practitioners with links to health facilities; (3) designing and delivering an in-hospital initial and continuing education program; (4) strengthening the management of training institutions and training new health practitioners; (5) building or rehabilitating and equipping clinics for maternal and reproductive health; and (6) disseminating gender-responsive information and research on SRMNH. Community members in Inhambane Province, mainly women and adolescent girls of child-bearing age (165,000) and newborns (23,000), are expected to benefit from increased use of higher quality health services.
|Gender and age:||Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Newborns|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
|Ongoing management training sessions and tools built|
|SRMNH educational sessions held in the communities|
|SRMNH-relevant information products disseminated|
The expected outcomes are: 1) Increased utilization of sexual, reproductive, maternal, and neonatal health (SRMNH) services by women, adolescent girls, and newborns in 20 targeted communities in Inhambane Province; 2) Strengthened and gender-sensitive management, training, and delivery of quality SRMNH care by managers and practitioners in the Inhambane Directorate of Health (DPSI) and 5 targeted districts; and 3) Increased availability and consideration of research-based gender-responsive information to support planning of cost-effective SRMNH interventions by health system planners in MOH, DPSI and 5 targeted districts.
Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) health committees were established in all 20 targeted communities, with 51% of top leadership positions being held by women; (2) training on sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health (SRMNH), including safe abortion and post-abortion care, was delivered to 361 healthcare providers and managers; and (3) three ambulances were procured and strategically located to provide emergency services to women and girls in key districts with the greatest challenges and distance to a healthcare facility.