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IntraHealth International has received a five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to increase access to modern family planning methods among Senegal’s urban poor.
One third of Senegal’s low-income urban women lack access to modern family planning, contributing to the country’s high maternal and newborn mortality rate; 690 out of every 100,000 pregnancies in Senegal end in the mother’s death, and 11% of Senegalese children die before the age of five. The project aims to double access to and use of modern family planning in six Senegalese cities.
IntraHealth will work with Senegal’s Ministry of Health and project partners to:
As the project develops, IntraHealth hopes to share new information, resources, and policy ideas to improve family planning access throughout Francophone West Africa.