Video: Partnerships for Family Planning in Senegal: Lessons for U.S. Policy

This event focused on Senegal’s innovative approaches and strategic partnerships to expand access to family planning, and the complexities of overcoming barriers to further progress. As a key player in an increasingly volatile region, Senegal’s efforts to achieve results in family planning provide lessons for other countries, especially in francophone West Africa. Expert panelists discuss the opportunities and challenges in scaling up and sustaining family planning programs in Senegal and implications for the subregion.

Panelists:

Fatimata Sy
Director, Coordination Unit
Ouagadougou Partnership

Katie Taylor
Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator
U.S. Agency for International Development

Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery
Deputy Director, Family Planning Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Margot Fahnestock (Moderator)
Program Officer
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Speakers and panelists include:

Dr. Awa Coll Seck (Keynote)
Minister of Health and Social Action

Dr. Bocar Mamadou Daff
Director, Reproductive Health and Child Survival Division
Ministry of Health and Social Action

Pape Gaye
President and CEO
IntraHealth International

Maaike Van Min
Sahel Strategic Lead
Marie Stopes International

Katie Taylor
Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator
U.S. Agency for International Development

Fatimata Sy
Director, Coordination Unit
Ouagadougou Partnership

Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery
Deputy Director, Family Planning Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Margot Fahnestock
Program Officer
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Janet Fleischman
Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center
Center for Strategic and International Studies

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