Tag Archives: West Africa

West Africa population planners battle to woo Muslim hearts

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

A New Year, a New Determination: Energizing the Movement and Accelerating Progress

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

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...

Young People in West Africa Are Leading Their Own Movement for Family Planning

The designation of “youth ambassador” may have started as a simple title, but as I witnessed at the Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP)...

Seven Tactics that Are Leading Francophone West Africa toward a Contraceptive Revolution

In 2011, nine francophone West African countries formed the Ouagadougou Partnership to change the story of family planning in the region. Thanks to their...

Let’s Not Be Squeamish About Family Planning’s Fiscal Benefits

Copyright IntraHealth International 2015 So often when we sing the praises of family planning, we go straight to applauding its health benefits: all the...