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Increasing Demand and Accessibility to Female Condoms

The female condom was introduced into Mozambique’s public health system in 2008. As of 2011, only 45% of women and 78% of men reported knowing about this method of contraception. We work in five provinces of Mozambique—Gaza, Inhambane, Maputo City, Maputo Province, and Nampula—to build an enabling environment conducive to increasing the demand for and access to female condoms.

Project Date: 2011 - present
Funder: Female Health Company, Oxfam Novib
Country: Mozambique

More than 70 “activistas” trained to demonstrate the use of female condoms at schools and in communities

190 students & teachers participated in informational sessions about female condoms

200+ workers at the soda-bottling factory Fizz took part in female condom demonstrations

What We Do

  • Lead door-to-door campaigns, health fairs, school demonstrations, and theatre to inform women and men about female condoms
  • Dispel common misconceptions about female condoms through support group meetings and community events
  • Improve the provision, logistics, and stock management of female condoms in health facilities
  • Participate in TV and radio programs about the use of female condoms to increase awareness
  • Advocate for female condoms at the policy level through engagement with key stakeholders and participation in the annual Global Female Condom Day on September 16

Project Staff Members

Rita Badiani

Director of the Evidence to Action Project

Rita brings over 25 years of experience in program management and development, primarily in family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and population studies....

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