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Mozambique

HI works in Mozambique to improve access to and the quality of education for children with disabilities. We also promote reproductive and sexual health to teenagers, including young people with disabilities.

Sarneta, a female deminer, HI Mozambique.

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HI Mozambique promotes access to quality education for children with disabilities. It assesses teachers’ training needs and delivers complementary modules on inclusive education during their teacher training. We also work directly with schools to make them fully inclusive and to demonstrate the positive impact of a system that includes and encourages children with disabilities.

HI Mozambique works to increase access to sexual reproductive health and rights and services among teenagers. The association prioritizes the most underserved women and girls, particularly youth under 20, the very poor, and marginalized populations

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Situation of the country

Since the 1992 peace agreements, which brought an end to 25 years of civil war, Mozambique has pursued extensive political, economic and administrative reforms.

Mozambique’s economic growth has been strongly supported by the international community and private-sector investment, in a favourable political context. The government aims to reduce its dependency on international aid, however, the biggest obstacle to achieving stable growth remains the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, the worrying public health situation, and the very low level of education.

Mozambique - once one the most contaminated country in the world by landmines - was declared free of mines in 2015. HI has been one the major humanitarian demining organisations contributing to this success.

Number of Handicap International staff members: 36

Date the programme opened: 1986

 
Map of Humanity & Inclusion's interventions in Mozambique
© J-J. Bernard / HI