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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...

In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve…

ABIDJAN — International health experts are hopeful that a West African family planning initiative will encourage wider contraceptive use by...

Case study: Family Planning, Senegal

Perhaps the best way to describe the importance of family planning is this: Achieving the family planning goal makes...

Can Niger break out of its…

Africa’s population is expected to double by 2050, but in the country with the highest birth rate in the...