Mozambique

EDUCATION

The adult literacy rate has been rising since 2005 with girls having slightly higher rates than boys, especially in rural areas. However, almost 25% of the population aged 15 and above have never attended school. Comprehensive sexuality education is taught in a stand-alone curriculum at the primary level, where the Life Skills Series is taught in year 2,5 and 6. Primary education was identified as a crucial access point for HIV-prevention because the enrollment rates were so high. Topics include HIV prevention and combating HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES

HIV prevalence remains high in Mozambique, although levels have slightly lowered in the 15-24 age group. The high prevalence of child marriage in the country exposes young girls to the risk of early pregnancy, HIV and STIs. In addition, this along with teenage pregnancy and lower status of girls leads to higher school drop out rates for girls.

In 2010, 500,619 adolescents and young people were served by youth-friendly clinical services. This allowed for a huge increase in knowledge and access to health service needs, including HIV testing. Many health facilities and mobile clinics are operational across the country with treatments for STIs, mother and child healthcare and other general medical supports. However, there is still concern around service inefficiencies including inconvenient locations and operational hours, long wait times and costs and shortages of medicines.

(Demographic and Health Survey 2011)

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Workshops held at The National Cultural Festival in Mozambique

20 octobre, 2014   |   Blog, Nouvelles, Notre Voix,

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1 décembre, 2014   |   Blog, Notre Voix

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Group photo of some following today's UNESCO High Level Policy Dialogue on #comprehensivesexualityeducation hosted by the Department of Basic Education in South Africa ! #ESACommitment #YouthSRHNow #CSENow #sexualityeducation #knowledgeispower

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‪#UNESCO Regional Director of #EastAfrica Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta & #Sweden Education Minister Gustav #Fridolin on SAFMNews Channel 404 this morning talking about the urgent need for govts to commit to #comprehensivesexualityeducation #CSE #CSENow #YouthSRHNow‬

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