Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the worst Sexual and Productive Health (SRH) outcomes globally, including high rates of unplanned pregnancies, maternal morbidity and mortality, unmet family planning needs, high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), cervical cancer and unsafe abortions. Poor SRH outcomes are heightened among migrant girls and women, many of whom are pressured into risky migration decisions for their survival, while having limited choices, and often limited information available to them regarding their sexuality and
sexual and reproductive health and rights.
SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders (KNB) is a project covering six migration-affected countries in Southern Africa: Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. It seeks to improve the sexual and reproductive (including HIV-related) health of both migrant and non-migrant adolescents and young people, sex workers and others who live in migration-affected communities. This is achieved by generating demand for SRH and HIV services, encouraging providers to make these services available, accessible and relevant, and by ensuring that services are supported by policy and decision-makers at local, national, and regional levels.