In A Heartbeat: Expanding possibilities

“Here, we are going to renovate the youth centre’s facilities and to ensure privacy and confidentiality, we are going to open an entrance here for the youth to enter through.”

In this short film, Ernesto shows us how facilities like this one in Montepuez are growing to accommodate the needs of young Mozambicans. For adolescents in Mozambique, youth health centres are one of the few safe spaces where young women and men can ask questions and get reliable information about their health and well-being. When youth are empowered to make informed health decisions, they and their families typically go on to lead healthier, happier lives.

In a Heartbeat features the stories of people who are championing better health in their communities. Learn how Canadians are helping communities in Africa and Asia drive progress – and how these women and men are changing lives, one heartbeat at a time.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada invests in support and training for community members and a range of healthcare professionals who are champions for change. With the support of the Government of Canada and thousands of individual Canadians, our programs promote the empowerment of women and girls, and invest in health and nutrition, education, economic inclusion, agriculture and food security, early childhood development, and civil society across Africa and Asia.  

Footage for this film was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.