Project HOPE's relationship with Mozambique first started in 1996 when HOPE implemented a child survival program focused on decreasing mortality and morbidity in children under the age of two and women of reproductive age. Project HOPE has since continued to implement various educational programs focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and care, as well as health service delivery support.

In 2004 Project HOPE began a program focused on reducing the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS in adolescents and young adults. The project used HIV/AIDS prevention messages with an emphasis on abstinence and remaining monogamous to reach vulnerable and at-risk youth.

Expanding on a previous project to enable health personnel at the district and provincial level to adequately assess the impact of crisis situations, HOPE began a program in 2004 to improve the quality of health services for women and children in six districts of the Gaza Province. Working with the Save the Children Federation the project sought to increase access to, demand for and use of quality maternal and child care and select reproductive services.

More recently Project HOPE began an orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) program to strengthen the coping capabilities of families and communities caring for them. The program addresses the increased economic needs of an OVC household by providing economic strengthening opportunities, micro-credit loans or savings groups, along with health and parenting education.

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