West Africa’s Ouagadougou Partnership Helping To Improve Access To Contraceptives, Family Planning

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Seven Tactics that Are Leading Francophone West Africa toward a Contraceptive Revolution
Sara Stratton, assistant program director at IntraHealth International, discusses the work and achievements of the Ouagadougou Partnership, which includes nine West African countries and aims to promote family planning and modern contraceptive use for women. Stratton highlights seven ways the partnership has been “leading francophone West Africa to a contraceptive revolution,” including prioritizing country governments’ leadership, aligning donor investments, using data effectively, engaging religious leaders, cultivating youth advocates, strengthening the family planning community, and creating space for dialogue among West Africans (1/13).