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September 21, 2018

USAID/Mozambique works to achieve gender equality and female empowerment through cross-sectoral initiatives dedicated to improving educational opportunities for women and girls, encouraging the coverage of women’s issues in the media, supporting women farmers, expanding economic opportunities for women, and improving the quality of healthcare for women and adolescent girls, including nutrition services, family planning, gynecological care, child health services, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

July 2, 2018

Following a long civil war, Mozambique has transitioned to peace, stability, and economic growth. It now provides an essential link between landlocked neighbors and the global marketplace. Mozambique's ties to South Africa’s industrial heartland underscore the fact that the country’s economic, political, and social progress is vital to the interests of the region.

July 2, 2018

In Mozambique, a country of approximately 29 million, life expectancy is 51 years of age and the leading causes of death are malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS, which has a high prevalence hovering at 12% and double that in certain areas. In this largely rural country, where health facilities can take over an hour´s walk to reach, the rate of maternal deaths is high (408/100,000) and are related to complications from childbirth, HIV or malaria.

July 2, 2018

Mozambique is a country of approximately 29 million people challenged by a generalized HIV epidemic. National HIV prevalence is estimated at 13%, with substantial variation in provincial prevalence ranging from 5% in Tete Province to 24% in Gaza Province.

July 2, 2018

Life-long learning begins with the mastery of reading and extends upward into higher skill areas that are a “must have” for individual and national development. High illiteracy impedes economic and social progress. In Mozambique, 40% of adults over 15 cannot read and write and female literacy lags far behind male literacy at 33%. With half the population under 15, education is important to continuing gains in peace and well-being and to enable the country to attract investment.

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Last updated: September 25, 2018

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