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Programa Geração Biz, Mozambique: how did this adolescent health initiative grow from a pilot to a national programme, and what did it achieve?
UNICEF releases lessons on strengthening health services and outcomes for adolescents living with HIV
Focus Area: Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV & AIDS
Pathfinder International pays thousands of CHWs via mobile money for stipends and training costs in Tanzania, Kenya and more recently Haiti and Mozambique.
"Not everyone has the money for health care, but these people know that now there is someone looking after them and it gives comfort,” says Orvillus. “Plus, I’m so pleased to have this [the handheld device] because it improves the quality of the services I can bring.”
She enjoys a rapture of delight for becoming part of the achievement made by the government and USAID’s Integrated Family Health Programme, in what she described as a programme that helps the community rekindle its dream of having a healthy child.
What if you learned about an investment opportunity with an annual return of 120 times your initial contribution? What if this investment not only yielded benefits to you, but created long-standing social and economic benefits for families, communities and countries around the world? It might be hard to imagine, but this opportunity exists: it’s an investment in reproductive health for women and girls.
This is just the latest win in a decade-long legal challenge to a provision known as the anti-prostitution pledge, part of the U.S. government’s HIV and AIDS program. Along with our co-plaintiffs, InterAction and Pathfinder International, we have challenged this pledge, which mandates that organizations receiving money from the U.S. government have a policy in place opposing prostitution.
Focus Area: Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
One well-documented initiative is Mozambique’s “Geracao Biz” (“Busy Generation”) program, which included refurbishing adolescent-only clinics, developing training materials for workers, and recruiting peer activists to welcome and educate clients in the waiting room.
The move is a victory for women, because it's not so "restrictive" anymore, said Ivone Zilhao a Maputo-based sexual and reproductive health doctor with Pathfinder
With Pathfinder International’s mHMtaani project (Swahili for “mobile health for my community”), community health workers in Kenya’s coastal region use a mobile phone application to register clients, provide health services and upload data to the cloud so program managers can monitor and analyze patient care and outcomes.