Pathfinder International has been working in Mozambique since 1997. Today, fifteen years after our first office opened in Maputo and twenty years after the end of the post-independence civil war, the country has made great strides related to the health and development of its people.
However, use of contraceptives, HIV prevalence, and maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion remain persistent problems for the country; prevalence of modern contraceptive use among married women remains at only 12 percent, 13.1 percent of women and 9.2 percent of men between the ages of 15-29 test positive for HIV, and in the southern African region an estimated 18 percent of maternal deaths are attributable to complications from unsafe abortion.
Our work ranges from prevention of gender-based violence, with support from UN Women and PEPFAR, to reproductive health, family planning and maternal health at the community and facility levels, encompassing areas such as HIV and malaria with funding from USAID.
And finally, a key component of Pathfinder Mozambique's work in HIV and AIDS includes support for key populations, including men who have sex with men and female sex workers—as these groups are not only at higher risk for HIV infection, but also experience the most stigma in seeking services. All Pathfinder projects are developed with the goal of scale-up and government ownership.
SCIP is designed to increase quality of life at the household and community levels by improving health and nutritional status and advancing household economic viability.
Pathfinder’s mHealth project in Mozambique identified and addressed the educational barriers that youth face in accessing and using family planning.
Iniciativa: Strengthening the Capacity of Youth Civil Society in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
Through this project, Pathfinder empowers youth organizations to become strong advocates for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control, this project promotes HIV prevention among students, faculty, and staff of training institutes throughout Mozambique.
This program worked to reduce the incidence of HIV infection and the number of unplanned pregnancies among the sexually active population; empower women and sexual minorities in Mozambique through advocacy and health promotion activities.
From 2010-2014, Pathfinder worked to support the Government of Mozambique to increase use of family planning and reproductive health services in Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, and Cabo Delgado provinces.
Expanding and Sustaining Safe Abortion Services in Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa through the Safe Abortion Action Fund
Pathfinder built upon existing efforts to expand and create sustainable safe abortion services in Ghana, Mozambique, and South Africa. The overarching goal of this project was to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality due to unsafe abortion.
Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A)
The Evidence to Action Project (E2A) is USAID’s global flagship for strengthening family planning and reproductive health service delivery.
This technical brief explores Pathfinder’s intensive approach to strengthening the organizational capacity of five youth-serving civil society organizations in Mozambique.
This Portuguese translation of a Pathfinder technical brief explores implementation of a multisectoral approach to GBV prevention and response across two projects in Mozambique, and outlines key lessons learned and next steps.
This project in Mozambique worked with health facilities, pre-service institutes, communities and partners to integrate family planning into primary care services, minimizing the cost of care and maximizing the opportunities to reach men and women with family planning services. The endline survey show the results of the four year project.
The complex constellation of factors that underlie and reinforce gender-based violence warrants a strong multi-level and multisectoral response.