Senegal’s Integration Of Family Planning Into Health System Contributes To Country’s Overall Progress
Devex: 5 reasons Senegal is ahead of its neighbors on family planning and HIV
Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International
“…Countries that embrace family planning and build it into their health systems enjoy not only greater health, but greater gender equality and economic prosperity. And Senegal has made this a priority. … Here are a few reasons the country is ahead of the curve in its region: Early, decisive action on HIV — and Ebola … Country ownership and investment … Robust national plan … Creative health workforce management … Powerful system for managing contraceptive supplies … Senegal’s success comes not only from making commitments but from following them up with implementation plans, working efficiently with its partners (including NGOs), investing and coordinating resources, and doing the day-to-day work necessary to stay on track — precisely the kind of hard work that will help individual countries reach their health targets and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” (2/25).