Healthy Women and Girls in Nampula Province

Reporting Organization:Plan International Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 14,525,169
Timeframe: May 10, 2017 - July 30, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Plan International Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mozambique - $ 14,525,169.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Adolescent Health (25 %)

Newborn & Child Health (25 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (25 %)

Sexual Health & Rights (25 %)

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This project aims to improve the sexual, reproductive, maternal and neonatal health of up to 38,000 direct beneficiaries, mostly women and adolescent girls, with inadequate access to appropriate health care services in three districts in Nampula Province. It also seeks to reduce child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and early or unwanted pregnancy. Project activities include: (1) conducting radio programmes on sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, early pregnancy and CEFM, as well as mobilization events in 60 villages; (2) establishing women’s, men’s and adolescent girls’ and boys’ groups and clubs to promote knowledge of health issues and life skills; (3) working with community elders who facilitate traditional initiation rites for adolescents to help protect girls’ sexual and reproductive rights; (4) training health care providers on gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health, maternal and neonatal health services; and (5) conducting provincial coalition meetings to identify solutions to end child marriage and develop a provincial action plan on CEFM topics, including early pregnancy, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal and neonatal health.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 8,450
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Community elders sensitized
Health care providers trained
Provincial coalition meetings conducted
Radio programs and mobilization events conducted
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased power of women and adolescent girls to make informed decisions and take actions regarding their marriage/union, and sexual and reproductive health; and (2) improved provision of gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health services and referrals.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) 6,200 women and men were trained on gender equality, sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health, and child, early and forced marriage issues; (2) 1,125 adolescent girls and 1,225 adolescent boys were trained on life skills, including gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health and rights; and (3) 310 womens’ and mens’ community dialogue groups were established to support gender equality, and the health and rights of women and adolescent girls.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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