‘Incredible moment’: impoverished Mali to give free healthcare to under-fives

Sweeping health reforms, which also include free provision for pregnant women, heralded as national ‘turning point’ After decades of suffering some of the highest...

How $350 million funding will impact family planning

Stakeholders in global efforts to advance family planning and access to reproductive health services have welcomed the over $350-million pledged towards global family planning...

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Meet the Feminists of Western Mali : Contraception, sex ed, fistula, female genital mutilation, this group tackles them all.

It seemed like a strange place for a meeting. We had just parked on a side street in Kayes, Mali, and climbed out of...

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017

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

Meet the Young Future-Planners of West Africa

They’re informed, determined, and looking ahead for the good of their peers—and their countries. They want to help girls stay in school. To take...

In West Africa, Family Planning Youth Ambassadors are helping their countries plan for the Future

Young leaders have the power to reach their peers and communities in ways most government officials can’t. Abou Diallo was on vacation with his...

Highlights of the Ouagadougou Partnership participation to the Family Planning Summit

On July 11 2017, the UK Department for International Development (UK DFID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration...

Family honour, more than money, fuels child marriage in West Africa

THIES, Senegal/ MAHOU, Mali, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Pregnant and abandoned by the father of her unborn child despite his promises of...

The Sayana Press price drop represents an opportunity for Ouagadougou Partnership countries

On May 8, 2017, Pfizer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) announced a reduction in the cost...

New advocacy resources to increase contraceptive access and choice with subcutaneous DMPA

PATH is pleased to launch the Advocacy Pack for Subcutaneous DMPA, a comprehensive suite of evidence-based tools that advocates can use to help increase...