As part of the AKF Enhancing Food Security and Incomes (FSI) initiative in Cabo Delgado - the northernmost an...

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Mieze, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

Teresa (left), a youth peer mentor, leads a class on family planning options at the Namuno Health Centre in Mo...

AKFC / Rich Townsend

These mothers in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (where one out of every two children suffer from stunting) are learn...

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

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Mozambique | Health


AKF supports 2,200 health workers and volunteers in Mozambique

Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Mieze, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

AKF is working with communities for long-lasting changes in sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and gender-based behaviour and practices, especially amongst women and adolescent girls and boys.

We are improving the technical capacities of health professionals at the subnational and district level to deliver gender-responsive and inclusive health services, supporting 1,600 health workers and volunteers in 2020. Since 2013, we have trained more than 3,740 community health workers to reach approximately 201,000 beneficiaries in 222 villages. Of these, 108,900 are women or children under five.

We raise awareness of good health and nutrition practices, de-stigmatise these issues and improve access to enhanced screening and treatment services for rural populations. In 2020, we gave 16,900 children, adolescents and pregnant women nutritional screening and counselling.

We deliver AIDS awareness education through village and women’s organisations, and vaccination campaigns. We are also helping to combat COVID-19 in the province, supplying equipment and materials.