Ouagadougou Partnership Countries on Track to Meet 2020 Family Planning Goals
December 19, 2018At the 7th annual meeting of theOuagadougou Partnership last week, about 350 delegates from more than a dozen countries came together to celebrate the partnership ’s successes and progress toward its goals, including reaching 2.2 million more people in nine francophone West African countries with modern family planning methods by 2020.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of government officials, religious leaders, civil society members, and youth representatives from nine countries —Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—working in collaboration with donors to improve family planning outcomes in the region. Despite the region ’s specific challenges—including low contraceptive prevalence rates, sociocultural barriers, weak health systems and political commitment, and limited funding—these countries are making progress. In 2018, the Ouagadougou Partnership countries reached 448,000 new users of modern contraception a cross the nine countries. (Based on the partnership’s projections, they needed to reach 443,000 new users this year to be on track to meet their 2020 goal.) Collectively in 2018, these countries prevented 159,000 unwanted pregnancies, 56,000 unsafe abortions, and 510 maternal deaths.Collectively in 2018, these countries prevented 159,000 unwanted pregnancies, 56,000 unsafe abortions, and 510 maternal deaths.Among the highest-perfor...
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