Institutional University Cooperation with University Eduardo Mondlane

Team members: 
Laurence Hendrickx; Isabelle François; Jessica De Blonde; Yves Lafort; Marleen Temmerman; Olivier Degomme


Main objectives:

  • To strengthen the UEM as a developmental actor in Mozambican society in the area of Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS
  • To improve reproductive health in society and to contribute to the national fight against HIV/AIDS

Specific objectives:

  • To contribute to the respect and observance of the right to health with regard to sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS
  • To contribute to people’s access to social rights linked to sexual and reproductive health
  • To contribute to improved policies and programmes addressing gender, family issues and health seeking behaviour, including traditional medicine, in Mozambique
  • To contribute to securing a favourable safe motherhood environment in Mozambique aiming at the reduction of the maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity, cervical cancer prevention and domestic violence reduction
  • To contribute to the national fight against HIV/AIDS and STI
  • To secure the sustainability of the IUC cooperation programme at the UEM
  • To secure that reliable data for key stakeholders in the area of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS are available


  • Long term collaboration geared towards institutional development
  • Financing and facilitation of cooperation (Partnerschip), not budget support
  • Content based on match between the priorities of UEM and the interest and expertise offered by Flemish counterparts in Flemish universities and colleges
  • Demand initiated leading to a joint programme based on partnership
  • Extensive post-partner programme support facilities


  • Conduct joint research in the different areas of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS
  • Increase the capacity of UEM academic staff through training, including PhD degrees
  • Strenghten UEM's training capacity by developing master courses
  • Strengthen ICT and library sciences at UEM
  • Conduct community-based activities
Funding agencies: 
University of Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique University of Antwerp, Belgium Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium University of Hasselt, Belgium
Project status: 
Ends on: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ends on: 
Monday, May 1, 2006
Ends on: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012