FOUNDATIONS: Strengthening Adolescent Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health


Reporting Organization:Save the Children Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 47,114,662
Timeframe: July 27, 2021 - June 30, 2027
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Djo Matangwa, Senior Health & Nutrition Advisor
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles


Reporting Organization


Save the Children Canada

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)


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Location


Country - Total Budget Allocation


Niger (the) - $ 15,708,028.31 (33.34%)

Mali - $ 15,703,316.84 (33.33%)

Sierra Leone - $ 15,703,316.84 (33.33%)

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Areas of Focus


Other - Total Budget Allocation


Law, Governance & Public Policy (46.00 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (5.00 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (5.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation


Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (23.00 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (21.00 %)

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Description


FOUNDATIONS project aims to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care for marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly adolescent girls and women, in three countries Sierra Leone, Mali and Niger. With the contribution of $ 45 Million from the Government of Canada, FOUNDATIONS will bring benefits to over 430,000 people, the majority of adolescent girls, and women. Save the Children is implementing this project in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), EQUIPOP, ODI, and SickKids Centre for Global Health. The project will address the factors hindering the exercise of ASRHR by empowering very young adolescent (VYA, 10-14 years), older adolescent (OA, 15-18 years) girls, married or adolescent mothers to make their own informed decisions about pregnancy and sexual health and right; improving the social environment for adolescent girls to make these decisions, and finally strengthening the institutional environment at the national and sub-national levels to accelerate actions on accountable sexual and reproductive health services and gender equality.

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Target Population


Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 450,000
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Outputs


Unspecified

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Results & Indicators


Expected Results


The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) Increased decision making by in-school & out-of-school adolescent girls on their SRHR & the use of SRH services; (2) Improved provision of gender-responsive, inclusive, adolescent-friendly & accountable SRH services by health care providers for diverse groups of women & adolescent girls; and (3) Improved effectiveness of key stakeholders, particularly women & girls’ rights organizations & government decision-makers, to advocate for evidence-based, accountable & equitable SRH policies, legal frameworks & services.

Achieved Results


Indicators


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)


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