West Africa: Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, to bear African Youths’ message to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25.

The official visit of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was marked by her participation in the “25 Hours of Dakar”, organized by AfriYAN, the...

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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Senegal’s New Roadmap for a Gender Transformative Human Resource Management Policy

Female health workers in Senegal not only juggle full-time jobs during the day and work a “second shift” when the get home at night,...

Findings from a market assessment of the acceptability of the self-injection of DMPA-SC in three Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal)

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Marie Stopes International (MSI) is working in three Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal,...

Access to Family Planning in Senegal Can Stem Infanticide, Abortion, and the Jailing of Women

Mariama, who was given a pseudonym to protect her and her family’s privacy, is a mother of six children in southern Senegal. A few...

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...

Built on the Basics, Tutorat Is Quietly Revolutionizing Health Care in Senegal

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

In Senegal, family planning finds a key ally: Imams

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

Senegal has practically eliminated contraceptive shortages. Here’s how

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

Providing reliable last miles access to contraceptives and other essentials medicines :The Informed Push Model with third party logistics providers in Senegal

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