Strengthening of health structures in the area of family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights
The GIZ module is part of the German Development Cooperation program "Promotion of the Health Sector in Burundi - Strengthening Health Structures and Health Financing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Maternal and Child Health", to which the KfW is also contributing. Three consecutive phases have already been implemented between 2013 and June 2021. The objective of this phase was to improve the coverage of quality SRHR services in Mwaro, Muramvya and Gitega provinces. Under the current phase of the module, GIZ is implementing various approaches to improve the demographic and health situation of the country. This is done through continuous strengthening and development of two areas of action: (1) Accessibility and quality of SRHR services, and cooperation with civil society.
The main target groups of the project are children and adolescents in schools, in non-academic institutions, women of childbearing age between 15 and 49 years, and health workers (SRHR service providers and members of the district health team). The main partners in the implementation of the activities are the National Reproductive Health Program (Programme National de la Santé de la Reproduction, PNSR) and provincial and district health facilities in the three provinces. Other partners are local NGOs (Service Yezu Mwiza, Nturengaho, FVS et RENAJES) and the network of religious denominations for health promotion and AIDS control.