The SCIP Project conducted representative surveys of 2,314 women aged 15-49 at baseline (2010) and 2,795 women aged 15–49 at endline (2014) in the 14 districts of Nampula Province where the project works. Data were collected on women’s characteristics; reproductive history; use of antenatal, delivery and postpartum care; knowledge and use of contraceptive methods; marriage and sexual activity; fertility preferences; knowledge and perceptions of HIV/AIDS; and exposure to project interventions.
This report presents the key findings from the baseline and endline surveys.
The survey findings indicate that SCIP’s interventions have successfully contributed to increasing use of contraception among women in project areas. The proportion of women aged 15-49 who are using a modern contraceptive method increased from 7.2% at baseline to 17.6% at endline, and the proportion using any method of contraception increased from 9.6% at baseline to 18.8% at endline. The prevalence of implant use (1.0%) at endline is notable, as implants were only recently introduced in Mozambique (mid-2012), and stock outs had been reported. The findings also indicate an unmet need for family planning of 23.5% at endline, which is lower than the 2011 DHS estimate of 30.0% in Nampula Province overall. The endline survey findings show that 44% of the total demand for family planning is being met, compared to only 16.8% for Nampula Province in the 2011 DHS.