Nilza dos Santos works as a peer-educator after following a 10-day ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Peer Educator’ training.
Photo: Kate Thomas
Sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique
The overall objective is to improve adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights in Mozambique – including developing a national strategy, institutional support and capacity building, reducing the incidence of premature and teenage pregnancies, reducing the incidence of HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases amongst adolescents and reduce the incidence of underage marriages.
Sida supported the programme with 79 700 000 Swedish crowns from 2005 to 2012.
Government of Mocambique with UNFPA
Geracao Biz reaches over 4 million youth and adolescents per year, through in-school, out of school and youth friendly health service initiatives. The Programme trains over 1000 youth activists and peer educators per years and the current complement of activists and peer educators. The Youth Friendly Clinics had over 800 000 consultations in 2013 under the age of 24 (of which 640 000 are girls and young women).