Project profile — Building a Baseline for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Data in Mozambique

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Building a Baseline for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Data in Mozambique - Overview
WHO - World Health Organization (XM-DAC-41143)
2017-11-08 - 2022-03-31
Country / region • Mozambique (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (25.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (55.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to improve the availability of gender- and environmentally-sensitive data. With a focus on sexual and reproductive health, this project seeks to strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the health sector in Mozambique. This includes institutionalising the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA), an internationally recognised tool, within the Ministry of Health. The tool collects critical data on the status of infrastructure, equipment and human resources in all health facilities in the country, generating a robust baseline of the services currently offered and identifying gaps in service delivery. For example, the tool provides data on whether a healthy facility provides sexual and reproductive health services (such as family planning), and whether it has the basic infrastructure, staff and equipment needed to deliver these services, such as trained healthcare professionals, medicines, water, electricity, and biological waste disposal systems. The project also aims to strengthen the Ministry of Health’s capacity to analyse this data and develop strategies and budgets that respond to the health needs of women and men, boys and girls. The project is expected to reach over 1,800 health staff equipped with the necessary data to effectively plan activities, contributing to the health of approximately 20 million women and children.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved institutionalized collection of quality and timely gender- and environmentally-sensitive data on the availability and readiness of health facilities and sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning services; and (2) improved performance by the Ministry of Health in utilising evidence for gender-sensitive planning and resource allocation for essential health services, including sexual reproductive health services.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) 155 staff members (of which 109 were women) at the Ministry of Health were trained to use the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool; (2) 20 vehicles and 53 tablets were procured and distributed to assist in data collection; (3) the service assessment tool was installed in 1,643 public health facilities (99% of all health facilities in the country) and 1,118 private health facilities and pharmacies; (4) report on health service availability was finalized and disseminated; and (5) 130 ministry staff (of which 45 were women) were trained on the use of the assessment results to improve planning and monitoring of health interventions.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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