In Mozambique, promoting respectful maternity care (RMC) has been a key priority for decreasing maternal and newborn mortality.1,2 The rollout of the ”Iniciativa Maternidade Modelo” (Model Maternity Initiative) had the dual purpose of improving quality of maternal and newborn care and integrating the tenants of RMC across the maternity care cascade.


In this research brief, the objectives are to:

  1. Take a mixed-methods approach to understanding birth companionship policies, statistics, and practices in Nampula Province, Mozambique, as reported by facilities, health care providers, parents of young children, and other stakeholders
  2. Identify strategies to address gaps in current support for birth companionship in Mozambique

How to Use

The report is available in both English and Portuguese.