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 in Mozambique ranges from prevention of gender-based violence, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 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. Our work with these populations seeks to increase access to clinical and community services that protect the client's human rights.
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.
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.
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.
Fazendo a diferenca: Um modelo intensivo para o reforco de capacidade da sociedade civil em Mocambique
This Portuguese translation of a Pathfinder technical brief explores an intensive approach to strengthening the organizational capacity of five youth-serving civil society organizations in Mozambique.
mHealth as a Tool for Integrated Systems Strengthening in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming
This technical brief describes and analyzes how Pathfinder uses mHealth for integrated systems strengthening in sexual and reproductive health programs in four countries: Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Haiti.
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.