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26 November 2020

After Years of Suffering, a Fistula Survivor Delivers a Healthy Baby Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Fernanda Florinda Assane, 24, survivor of obstetric fistula, is from the District of Ancuabe in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. At the young age of 16, Fernanda  gave birth to her... Read more

30 October 2020

Sexual and reproductive health and GBV services critical as nearly 6,000 displaced women and children arrive in Pemba, Cabo Delgado

Since mid-October, more than 10,000 individuals (more than half of whom are women and children) are now displaced after leaving their homes to escape violence in the northern districts, arriving on... Read more

20 October 2020
Enumeration during a 2017 Census observation mission in Sofala Province ©UNFPA Mozambique/Karlina Salu

Ensuring everyone counts: Census data for all Mozambicans

By Alessio Cangiano, Technical Advisor, Population & Development, UNFPA Mozambique   Veronica (aged 25), lives in a small locality in the province of Nampula in northeastern Mozambique. At a... Read more

20 October 2020

Celebrating choice, freedom, rights and the role of contraception

Celebrating choice, freedom, rights and the role of contraception   By: Dr. Armindo Daniel Tiago, Minister of Health and Andrea M. Wojnar, UNFPA Representative in Mozambique This piece was published... Read more

15 October 2020
Press Release

The Government of Canada commits additional funding to ‘Rapariga Biz’ initiative as COVID-19 impacts the sexual and reproductive health and rights of vulnerable girls and young women in Mozambique

PRESS RELEASE To support the Government of Mozambique in its continued effort to mitigate the secondary impacts of COVID-19 for 250,000 of the most vulnerable girls and young women across 20 targeted... Read more

11 October 2020

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020   It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of... Read more

28 September 2020

Norway funding to strengthen GBV and sexual and reproductive health services for nearly 500,000 Cyclone-affected women and girls amidst the pandemic

Maputo - Additional funding from the Government of Norway of $1.1 million USD will enable UNFPA to support the Government of Mozambique to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, with a focus on ensuring... Read more

22 September 2020

The Impact of Geo-Referenced Maps and Why They’re Vital for Social Services

By Mr. Alexandre Chimtengo, Planning Officer at Mechanelas District Administration Office, Niassa Province. These stories are part of a new series, entitled: ‘Mapping Stories: Data, Population... Read more

21 September 2020

Taking matters into their own hands: women work together to generate income after Cyclone Idai

(adapted from stories provided by Plan International) Dondo district in Sofala Province, Mozambique, was one of the areas most affected by cyclone Idai in 2019 as strong winds tore apart houses and... Read more

17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more