Alexandrina and her son Paulo wait for services outside consulting rooms at Montepuez Health Centre. (Photo taken prior to COVID-19.)


Since 2018, programming supported by the Aga Khan Foundation and the Government of Canada has aimed to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of some of the most vulnerable women and adolescent girls in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique, one of the poorest regions in the world.

The programme addresses some of the main barriers facing women and girls by:

  • Upgrading and improving the quality of sexual and reproductive services in local health facilities, including improvements to buildings and equipment;
  • Providing training and other support for health workers on sexual and reproductive health issues, particularly those affecting women and adolescent girls; and
  • Engaging communities in addressing social stigma and gender barriers, including addressing sexual and gender-based violence.

But what does this look like in practice? Here are a few snapshots from the field: