The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Modibo Maiga and Marcellin Kouame
Primary Language: French
Family planning has long been recognized in sub-Saharan Africa as an essential way to maintain and improve the health and well-being of women and their families. Several international conferences, particularly the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 highlighted the important role it plays in reducing maternal, newborn and child. However, the use of modern contraception is still very low in sub-Saharan Africa. This USAID-funded Health Policy Project report presents a situational analysis of repositioning family planning in West Africa.