16 January 2024

Access to inclusive social protection and lives free from poverty

UNICEF works closely with the Government of Mozambique to strengthen social protection systems, focusing on programming that is child sensitive, inclusive, and shock responsive. Special emphasis is also placed on advancing equitable, efficient, effective and sustainable public spending in all social sectors, and generation of disaggregated data to…, THE CHALLENGES, High prevalence of monetary and multidimensional poverty: The latest available data on poverty show high prevalence of monetary and multidimensional poverty, with 45.5 per cent of children experiencing monetary poverty and being deprived across at least two dimensions (such as education, health, nutrition, housing, etc.) Wide structural and…, Story: Cash and care for every child – the golden recipe?, Dinheiro e cuidados para cada criança - a receita de ouro? Mozambique’s Child Grant, targeting children aged 0-2 years, is showcasing how cash transfers, in combination with nutrition information and case management services, not only reduce poverty, but also improve child well-being on several levels within the critical first 1,000 days’ window…, WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?, É necessário investir no reforço e na expansão dos sistemas nacionais, apoiando simultaneamente a aplicação de abordagens sensíveis às necessidades das crianças, inclusivas e sensíveis aos choques, para reduzir a vulnerabilidade multidimensional e a pobreza infantil. Investment is needed to reinforce and expand national systems, while supporting…, UNICEF’S RESPONSE, O UNICEF trabalha para reforçar os sistemas de protecção social, centrando-se numa programação sensível às crianças e na capacidade de resposta a choques. UNICEF works to strengthen social protection systems by focusing on child-sensitive programming and shock responsiveness. With support from partners, UNICEF prioritizes: Supporting the expansion…
17 January 2023

UNICEF Mozambique shows how 'cash and care' accelerate child well-being

Nampula, Mozambique - The strong November sun is shining over the field at the village center in Mecuburi Sede, Nampula Province, Mozambique. It is still early morning, but no one is sleeping in. During the past days, both early mornings and late evenings, government staff, community leaders, civil society organizations, social workers, nurses,…, Child Grant expansion launch in Mecuburi, Vice Minister for Gender, Children and Social Action, Lucas Mangrasse, delivering money from child grant to a woman carrying her baby at the back, during the launch of Child Grant 0-2 years. Mozambique-MOZA2020-00774a, Vice Minister of MGCAS, Lucas Mangrasse, at the launch of Child Grant 0-2y. This unique programme combines cash transfers and a care package with case management and nutritional information., UNICEF Mozambique/2022/Mariano Silva A mother carrying her baby child in a blanket wrapped around her chest looks at the camera. The mother stands in front of a group of mothers with their babies queuing to receive the child grant support. Mozambique-MOZA2022-0057, With the child grant, Nilsa will fix the roof of her house to provide shelter from the rain and also buy food for her baby., UNICEF/MOZA2022-00575/Mariano Silva A mother looks at the camera while holding her sleeping baby next to her chest. Mozambique-moza2022-00561, Thanks to the child grant, Sónia is hopeful about her future. She will buy food to avoid a scenario of malnutrition in her baby., UNICEF/MOZA2022-00561/Mariano Silva A young mother wearing a red blouse looks at the camera smiling while holding her baby in her lap. Mozambique-MOZA2022-00586, Everything was challenging at the beginning of Telma's mother life. She received the child grant that allows her to feel more secure in raising her first child., UNICEF Mozambique/2022/Mariano Silva A mother looks at the camera while carrying her baby on her lap wrapped in a blanket, and holding in her left hand the money she received from the child grant support. Mozambique-MOZA2022-00585, The hardships Antonieta has been through prevent her from putting a smile on her face. With the child grant she received, she now hopes that life will be a little less difficult., UNICEF/MOZA2022-00585/Mariano Silva A mother seated on the floor wearing a yellow shirt looks at the camera while breastfeeding her baby resting on her lap. MOZA2022-00578, Victoria has a new lease on life thanks to child grant, as it will help her buy clothes, milk and other food for her baby., UNICEF/MOZA2022-00578/Mariano Silva A mother carrying a baby looks at the camera while standing in front of a group of mothers queueing in front of technicians from the Government wearing green t-shirts and baseball caps. MOZA2022-00574, Laurinda received her child grant and says that it will allow her to take better care of her son's nutrition and future., UNICEF/MOZA2022-00574/Mariano Silva Vice Minister for Gender, Children and Social Action, Lucas Mangrasse, delivering money from child grant to a woman carrying her baby at the back, during the launch of Child Grant 0-2 years. A mother carrying her baby child in a blanket wrapped around her chest looks at the camera. The mother stands in front of…