Project profile — No Woman Or Girl Left Behind


Partners In Health Canada
2019-07-03 - 2024-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Sierra Leone (60.00%)
• Malawi (40.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (10.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (50.00%)
Family planning (13030) (8.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (5.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (7.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescent girls, reduce sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and support advocacy for SRHR in Sierra Leone and Malawi. For adolescent girls in Sierra Leone and Malawi, the rate of maternal mortality and SGBV is very high. The project provides support to SGBV survivors, including clinical services, legal services, and advocacy, in addition to conducting education sessions on SGBV prevention and referral. The project works to strengthen the capacity of healthcare practitioners to provide high quality, gender-sensitive, youth-friendly and rights-based SRHR services. Project activities include: (1) providing training for staff that is tailored to the specific health needs of adolescents; (2) creating safe spaces for adolescents to receive SRHR services in private; and (3) working with healthcare practitioners on national health objectives. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, healthcare institutions are better able to respond to the SRHR needs of women and girls, empowering them to live healthy lives and make informed choices around their health and rights.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved provision of gender-sensitive and rights-based sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents; (2) improved provision of quality services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence; and (3) improved access to high quality comprehensive obstetric and neonatal care by women and adolescent girls.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 2,464 girls in Malawi and 3,011 girls in Sierra Leone, ages 10-19, received family planning support and services; (2) 28 Screening for Health and Referral in Community (SHARC) events were held in Malawi, reaching 4,065 people (2,094f, 1,971m); (3) the Adolescent and Youth Friendly Service (AYFS) clinic in the district hospital in Kono, Sierra Leone, reached 4,268 adolescents (3,952f, 316m); (4) 368 (327f, 41m) people in Malawi and 476 (all female) in Sierra Leone who experienced SGBV received related services; and (5) 753 female adolescents in Malawi and 763 in Sierra Leone received support packages including for nutrition, transport and baby delivery.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,243,363
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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