Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services for Most at Risk Populations in Tete, Mozambique (Tete-MARP)

OBJECTIVES

Overall objective:

  • To reduce the occurrence of sexually transmitted infections, HIV and other sexual and reproductive health and rights problems among most-at-risk populations in Tete Province

Specific objective:

  • To improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health and rights services to female sex workers (FSW) and their clients

ACTIVITIES

  • Establishment of and support to two stand-alone clinics for MARP
  • Provision of a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health services
  • Community outreach through peer educators and educational activities targeting MARP
  • Structural interventions to empower FSW and advocate for policy changes
  • Workplace-based and venue-based interventions targeting clients of FSW
  • Capacity strengthening of organisations supporting FSW
  • Situational analysis to better understand the needs of FSW and their clients
  • Evaluation of the impact of the intervention

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • FSW and their clients have better access to quality clinic-based SRHR services
  • FSW and their clients receive adequate and effective behaviour change information, education and communication on all aspects of SRHR
  • A supportive environment is created in which behaviour change of FSW and their clients is sustained over a longer period
  • The management capacity of local governmental and non-governmental partners involved in activities with MARP in Tete is strengthened
  • The networks and determinants of transactional sex are better understood and the impact and cost-effectiveness of structural interventions on reducing risky sexual behaviour and HIV infection is assessed

 
Funding Agencies: Flemish International Cooperation Agency; United States Agency for International Development; Projecto Carvão Moatize   

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Geography: 
Partners: 
International Centre for Reproductive Health-Mozambique Provincial Health Department of Tete, Mozambique Estamos Juntos Project, Mozambique
Project status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
01/10/2010 - 30/09/2013
Period: 
01/10/2010 - 30/09/2015
Ends on: 
Friday, November 23, 2012
Ends on: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Ends on: 
Friday, November 23, 2012