In A Heartbeat: Starting the conversation

“There are certain conversations that normally don’t happen between parents and children, but they happen here in the group.”

Teresa lives in a remote town in Mozambique, where adolescents rarely talk to their parents about sexual health and have few options for reliable health information. In this short film, we learn how Teresa educates her peers about their reproductive and sexual health and rights, including topics like contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

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.