Project profile — Accessing the Full Range of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Mozambique


Ipas (21053)
2021-11-29 - 2026-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic health infrastructure (12230) (19.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (46.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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)


This project aims to ensure that vulnerable women and girls in Mozambique can make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) free from discrimination, coercion and violence. It also aims to ensure that these women and girls have access to the full range of SRH services, especially safe and legal abortion. Project activities include: (1) establishing two training centres in existing hospitals and training 475 health workers. This includes training 325 health providers on comprehensive abortion care and integrating gender-based violence services; and training 25 pharmacists on medical abortion. It also includes training 125 professionals at integrated care centres, where women and girls can seek legal redress and psychosocial support after experiencing violence; (2) conducting community education, outreach and mass media campaigns that will reach up to 7 million people, with information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence; and (3) conducting advocacy campaigns to shift harmful norms and stigma related to SRHR through about 9,000 community outreach activities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved decision-making of adolescent girls and women, with the support of adolescent boys and men, on their sexual and reproductive health (SRH), especially safe and legal abortion when desired; (2) decreased stigma and harmful sociocultural norms and practices that limit women’s and girls’ decision-making around their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including access to safe and legal abortion, through strengthened civil society organizations, including women’s rights organizations, capable of shifting norms at the community and government levels; and (3) improved quality, coverage and gender-responsiveness of SRHR services, especially safe and legal abortion services, for women and adolescent girls.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,600,000
Planned disbursement $3,000,000
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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