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Since 2011, IntraHealth has been working through the Strengthening Civil Society for Family Planning in West Africa Project (CS4FP) to establish solid partnerships between governments and civil society groups to help promote the benefits of family planning in a region where use of family planning remains low, to hold governments accountable for the public commitments they made in 2011 at a meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and at the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012, and to advocate for the technical support and resources the countries need to meet their family planning goals. The project began its work in Benin, Mali, and Senegal. In 2014, the project expanded to Burkina Faso and Niger as well.
Civil society organizations in West Africa have achieved successes in areas such as promoting literacy and reducing stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, but family planning has not historically been high on their agendas. By working with civil society groups and community leaders, the project aims to increase the use and accessibility of family planning services for women, families, and youth, and ultimately improve maternal, newborn, and child health in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Senegal.
|Where:||Benin, Mali, Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso|
|Dates:||2011 to 2016|
|Funder:||William and Flora Hewlett Foundation|
Dr. Moctar Diallo
CS4FP Project Coordinator