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Demographic Data:

•    Total population: 27.22 million
•    Population under 15 years: 46 %
•    Life Expectancy at Birth: 50 years
•    Human Development Index: 180 out of 188
•    World Bank Status: Low Income

•    HIV/AIDS Prevalence: 10.6%
•    Mean Household Composition: 4.4 persons
•    Female-Headed Households: 35.6 %
•    Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 48%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2011


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Save the Children,

This report’s primary purpose is to recommend evidence-based strategies to improve the relevance and effectiveness of field interventions that target development outcomes for migrant girls in Southern Africa.

Allie Davis, Zola Allen, Nena do Nascimento, Jenifer Chapman, Rotafina Donco, Daan Velthausz - Global Health: Science and Practice,

The authors of this study applied fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), based on 119 interviews, to identify the combinations of case management attributes that led to (1) increased knowledge of HIV status, and (2) high percentages of beneficiaries with known HIV status participating in a program that serves orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV and their families in Mozambique.

Better Care Network,

This Country Care Review includes the care-related concluding observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.

Clifford O. Odimegwu - Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa,

This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Adrian D. van Breda & John Pinkerton - Emerging Adulthood,

The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.

4Children, Catholic Relief Services,

This case study is one in a series of case studies highlighting different aspects of a case management system and referral mechanisms utilized by OVC programs. The case study presents a program in Mozambique that could be identified as a hub and spoke model of referral mechanism.

Aften Beeler, Severine Chevrel, Siân Long, Kristin Weinhauer - 4Children,

This report presents the preliminary findings from an ongoing project undertaken by 4Children that seeks to identify key opportunities to incorporate violence prevention and response interventions within priority PEPFAR Program Areas at clinical and community levels.

Catholic Relief Services ,

CRS is recruiting for a 4Children Mozambique Program Manager (PM), who will provide overall project management and technical leadership to 4Children's project in Mozambique.

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance,

This report captures what has been accomplished in social service workforce strengthening in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and highlights areas for future intervention. Progress made to strengthen the social service workforce within these countries is useful when reflecting on global trends and ways forward.

Rachel Bray with Andrew Dawes - UNICEF,

This paper examines existing knowledge on raising adolescents in east and southern African countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.  According to the report, and within the context of these regions, parenting is understood to be handled through extended community and family networks.