Project profile — Improved Health of Women and Adolescent Girls in Situations of Vulnerability


PAHO - Pan American Health Organization (47083)
2021-02-26 - 2024-12-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Bolivia (16.00%)
• Honduras (17.00%)
• Peru (17.00%)
• Guyana (17.00%)
• Ecuador (16.00%)
• Colombia (17.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (20.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)

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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project contributes to addressing barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It empowers women and girls to advocate for their rights, while strengthening the resilience of health systems in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Guyana, and Peru. It focuses on helping indigenous, migrant and afro-descendant populations. Project activities include: (1) increasing capacity of health institutions to provide SRHR, maternal, adolescent girl and women’s health services, based on the primary health care approach; (2) enhancing capacity of national and sub-national government authorities to address inequalities in sexual, reproductive and maternal health and rights-based approach; and (3) strengthening evidence-base data collection to address inequalities in access to sexual, reproductive and maternal health and rights.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access and coverage of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal, adolescent girls and women’s health services and technologies; and (2) strengthened empowerment and leadership of women and adolescent girls to access sexual, reproductive and maternal health care and rights.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) conducted 55 capacity-building activities in topics such as gender equality and health, HIV and STI prevention and treatment, gender-based violence, Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and Rights; (2) trained or sensitized 14,937 persons of whom 12,194 health professionals and 11,904 women and adolescent girls on sexual and reproductive health rights and services; (3) developed 24 new technical documents, standards, and protocols to improve quality of care; (4) developed 10 digital tools, including an app to promote neonatal health; (5) procured over 130 non-pneumatic anti-shock garments and Bakri balloons to prevent maternal mortality; and (6) procured more than 70 visibility and advocacy products.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $500,000
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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