Ouagadougou Partnership Provided Modern Contraceptives To 383K Women In Francophone West Africa In 2017
IntraHealth International: 383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017
This blog post highlights the work of the Ouagadougou Partnership, which was formed “in February 2011 among the governments of nine francophone West African countries, their technical partners, and donors to accelerate the use of family planning services in the region. The countries include Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.” The post notes, “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 bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users” (1/31).
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