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Project Fact Sheet for YH002-03

Project / Programme Title
Adolescent and Women Health
Brief Project Description
The Adolescent and Women Health Project contributes to the strengthening of the skills and knowledge of young people to prevent HIV/AIDS through life skills education, youth-friendly health services, and voluntary testing and counselling (VCT). It also aims at strengthening and improving the quality of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services and reinforcing the linkages between PMTCT and routine health services and increasing the knowledge of women and their partners on HIV prevention focusing on stigma and discrimination. Between 2002 and 2006, the project will aim at strengthening the health system’s linkages with other social sectors, especially with education, to address the specific nutrition and health needs of in-school girls. It will support capacity strengthening of the health system for maternal mortality reduction and prevention of HIV/AIDS through increased interpersonal communication skills of health workers, extension of Youth Friendly Health Services, and improving the quality of and access to services for obstetrical complications. Furthermore, the project will reinforce the capacity of adolescents, especially adolescent women, to make positive, responsible decisions about their health and demand quality health services to take care of their health needs through Youth Friendly Health Services. Lastly, interventions will strengthen the capacities of the community to provide social support for reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity, prevention and care of HIV/AIDS, improve nutritional and health status of women and adolescents girls, and prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT plus). In 2006, the project will support school health interventions at provincial level and strengthen the capacity of duty bearers to implement and monitor school and adolescent health programmes at national level. It will provide support to the existing 40 youth-friendly health services and 8 VCT and promote the expansion of YFHS to 42 and VCT to 12. Youth participation in preventing HIV/AIDS will also be emphasized through outreach sessions by peer counsellors, community theatre and school and health services. In addition, the project will expand PMTCT services (13 new sites) and strengthen PMTCT activities at nation level through the implementation of the PMTCT Operational Plan and Communication Strategy. At the community level, the capacity of community leaders, traditional healers and birth attendants will be developed to help reduce discrimination and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Regarding women health, the project will strengthen Safe Motherhood activities at provincial and national levels.
Donor Agency / UN Agency
Government Counterparts

Project Information

Project Status
Mozambican Project Number
Fonte de Recurso
Actual Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Planned Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
National / Regional
Type of Implementation
Project Contact Person
Roberto De Bernardi | 
Project Internet Link
UNICEF currently operates in Mozambique within the framework of a five-year Country Programme (CP) of Cooperation with the Government of Mozambique (2002-2006), which is fully aligned with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the same period. The CP is articulated around five programmes: (1) Nutrition and Health; (2) Basic Education; (3) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion; (4) Special Protection; and (5) Social Policy, Advocacy and Communication. The planned budget for the 2002-2006 CP is US$ 86.3 million, comprising of US$ 36.3 million in core resource (Regular Resources) and US$ 50 million in non-core resource (Other Resources). Other Resources are subject to availability of funds and are raised by UNICEF at global, regional and country level to implement the CP from various sources, including Governments and private sector (National Committee for UNICEF). In addition to RR and OR, UNICEF also receives Emergency Funds to support emergency response activities, which are mainstreamed across all programmes in the CP. UNICEF resources are used in Mozambique according to three broad categories: cash (cash given to Government or Civil Society Organisation to implement the CP), supply (supply procured for the Government and Civil Society Organisations to implement the CP), and Technical Assistance & Staff costs. Cash represents about 55% of the resources used, while supply represents about 20% and technical assistance about 25%. Financial figures reported here include all these three categories and refer to RR, OR and Emergency Funds for the period 2002 to 2006. Details about the specific use of funds can be provided by UNICEF Office in Maputo upon request. In the spirit of alignment and harmonisation, the United Nations Country Team in Mozambique has fully aligned the content and cycle of the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) with the PARPA II, developing a three-year framework for 2007-2009. Within this framework, UNICEF developed a new Country Programme of Cooperation with the Government for the period 2007 to 2009. The planned Budget for the three-year new CP is US$ 88.6 million, comprising of US$ 22.6 million RR and US$ 66 million OR. Under the new Country Programme, UNICEF will build upon the strengths of the current CP to support national efforts in the priority areas of Young Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and HIV/AIDS. Two other areas of Child Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships for Children’s Rights will also form the core of the new CP. Particular focus will be given to accelerating activities to support children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and also to the piloting of integrated initiatives on 'childfriendly' schools and support to orphans and vulnerable children, aimed at providing sustainable models for national scale-up. The new CP will be implemented by Government line ministries at the national and subnational levels, in partnership with multi-lateral and bilateral partners, NGOs and communities, in order to reduce existing disparities and ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised children are reached. Details about the new CP will be included in the database starting 1 January 2007.  

Funding Information

Aid Modality
Sector Program
Type of Funding
On/Off Budget
Off Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
2,029,981 EUR
2,757,521 EUR
727,540 EUR
Historic Funding
2,128,806 EUR
2,891,769 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements 1st Quarter
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
Disbursements 4th Quarter


Channel of Delivery
  • Companhia dos Caminhos de Ferro da Beira
  • Provincial Directorate of Education
  • Provincial Directorate of Health
  • Provincial Directorate of Manica
  • Provincial Directorate of Planning and Finance
  • Provincial Directorate of Women & Coordination of Social Action
  • Provincial Directorates for Public Works and Housing(DOPH) - Tete
12200 Basic Health
  • Health
  • HIV/AIDS and Malaria
Focal Regions