Family Planning: Francophone West Africa on the Move – A Call to Action

Ouagadougou Partnership, 2012

28 pp. 2.8 MB:
http://www.prb.org/pdf12/ouagadougou-partnership_en.pdf

Although family planning use is increasing in the majority of developing countries, West Africa is lagging behind. Fertility rates among the French-speaking countries of the region remain high with an average of 5.5 births per woman, and 28 percent of women of reproductive age have an unmet need for family planning – one of the highest rates of any region globally. The report presents targeted areas of investments in family planning to spur progress in the region, and provides recommendations for strengthening services, mobilizing political commitment and resources, and coordinating actions.

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