Project profile — Healthy Women and Girls in Nampula Province

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Healthy Women and Girls in Nampula Province - Overview
Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2017-05-10 - 2022-11-30
Country / region • Mozambique (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (5.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (5.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (30.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


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.

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.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) trained 13,147 women’s and men’s groups on issues related to gender equality, sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health (SRMNH), and child, early and forced marriage; (2) aired 312 radio programs with messages on gender equality, SRMNH issues and services, and child, early and forced marriage; and (3) established 488 women’s and men’s community dialogue groups to support gender equality and the health and rights of women and adolescent girls.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
29-03-2023 Disbursement $500,000
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