Increasing Demand for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in West Africa

Reporting Organization:Population Services International
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 12,000,000
Timeframe: March 27, 2018 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Beth Brogaard
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Population Services International

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Côte d’Ivoire - $ 3,960,000.00 (33.00%)

Niger (the) - $ 3,480,000.00 (29.00%)

Mali - $ 2,880,000.00 (24.00%)

Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 1,680,000.00 (14.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (70 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (20 %)

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This project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and adolescent girls in Francophone West Africa, with a particular focus on Cote d’Ivoire. The project seeks to increase access and generate demand for family planning services, while developing and implementing a regional strategy to contribute to improved SRHR for women and adolescent girls. Project activities include: (1) training 200 health care workers to provide quality and youth-friendly health services; (2) establishing and deploying three mobile health units; and (3) conducting events and outreach activities on SRHR, including contraception. An estimated 45,065 women and adolescent girls are expected to benefit from services and outreach activities.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females
Total Direct Population: 340,000
Total Indirect Population: 400,000
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11 Stakeholder engagements facilitated or coordinated
152 Mobile outreach missions conducted
300 Young peer educators trained and mobilized
395 Health care workers trained
5 Mobile outreach teams deployed
520 Health care workers trained
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased informed demand for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services by women and adolescent girls in Cote d’Ivoire; (2) increased voluntary use of SRHR by women and adolescent girls in Cote d’Ivoire when, where, and how they need it; and (3) improved coordination among key SRHR stakeholders and delivery of SRHR services in Francophone West Africa.

Achieved Results



SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of health care service providers trained in SRHR services
  • # of health professionals trained to provide safe abortion and post-abortion care
  • # of national laws, policies and strategies relating to SRHR implemented or strengthened
  • # of people provided with modern contraception (by method)
  • # of teachers/facilitators trained on comprehensive sexuality education
  • # of women provided with a safe, legal abortion or post-abortion care
  • % of primary service delivery points with least 3 modern methods of contraception available on the day of assessment
  • % of women who decided to use family planning, alone or jointly with their husbands/partners
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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