Project profile — Achieving Reproductive Rights for Adolescents, Reducing Maternal and Newborn Mortality

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Achieving Reproductive Rights for Adolescents, Reducing Maternal and Newborn Mortality - Overview
Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2018-03-28 - 2023-06-30
Country / region • Bolivia (100.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (70.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescent girls and women and reduce maternal and newborn mortality among vulnerable populations in Bolivia. This is achieved through a rights-based approach that is adolescent-friendly and culturally sensitive. The project addresses barriers to adolescents’ demand for reproductive and sexual health services, challenges in providing such services, and community and institutional level governance and accountability. Plan Canada implements the project in 12 municipalities in the departments of La Paz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca and Potosí.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced ability of adolescents, women of reproductive age and pregnant women to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and use gender-transformative, culturally-sensitive, and adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services; (2) improved delivery of high quality gender-transformative, adolescent-friendly and culturally-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services to women and adolescent girls and boys; and (3) improved quality of participatory local health governance systems for delivery of evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, adolescent-friendly and gender-transformative SRHR services.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) reached 4,504 adolescents (of whom 2,529 women) through peer-to-peer education. Trained 2,140 traditional leaders (of whom 1,235 women) to promote gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and protection, particularly against gender-based violence within their communities; (2) adapted and equipped 50 health facilities to offer gender-sensitive, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Equipped 62 health facilities with personal protective equipment and handwashing stations to prevent the spread of COVID-19; (3) 21,388 gender-transformative and adolescent-friendly home visits (ensures the work results in positive changes and sustainable outcomes for girls and young women) conducted by health personnel and community health workers on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, protection, particularly Gender-Bases Violence, and the utilization of related services; and (4) trained 883 health care providers (of whom 525 women). The training covered: quality gender-responsive, culturally sensitive, adolescent-friendly and environmentally Maternal and Newborn Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health services, including service and referral protocols for Gender-Based Violence victims.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $1,970,732
Transaction Date Type Value
29-06-2022 Disbursement $1,053,056
30-06-2022 Disbursement -$1,053,056
30-06-2022 Disbursement $1,053,056
20-12-2022 Disbursement $908,547
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