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West Africa population planners battle to…

Population experts like Ngom are worried that if West Africa’s population continues to grow at its current pace –...

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa…

In 2017, the nine countries of the Ouagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths...

Melinda Gates battles to promote contraception…

By 2050, Africa’s population is projected to double to 2.5 billion. By 2100, the UN estimates it could easily...

Gates Foundation invests $45 million to…

The Gates Foundation will invest $45 million in nutrition and family planning programs in Burkina Faso, Melinda Gates said...

Built on the Basics, Tutorat Is…

Mentoring and coaching are the stars of this training and performance-improvement approach. Tutorat—the French word for “tutoring.”  Even the...

In Senegal, family planning finds a…

Religion announces itself loudly in Senegal, which is more than 90 percent Muslim. So when public health officials and NGOs...

A New Year, a New Determination:…

The Ouagadougou Partnership Six Years in Five years ago, in early December 2012, the Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit (OPCU) was...

Faith and planning in the Sahel:…

If you were to choose a topic for cordial, evidence-based dialogue, it probably would not be religious approaches to...

Senegal has practically eliminated contraceptive shortages.…

Antoinette Tine of Senegal recalls a time not so long ago when she would go to her local health...

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Providing reliable last miles access to…

The use of contraception is recognized as one of the most cost-e ective ways to lower maternal mortality rates...

Senegal’s youth tackle sex taboos in…

LOUGA, Senegal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Watching as dozens of children don robes and belts for a karate class...

Contraception in Ouagadougou Partnership countries

In 2016, there were 4,720,000 women using modern contraceptive methods in the 9 Francophone countries of West Africa. This...