This grant would support the Population Council’s Reproductive Health and Poverty, Gender, and Youth programs to conduct research on ways to increase the use of family planning and reproductive health services in sub-Saharan Africa. During the grant period, the Council plans to focus on understanding the reasons for stalls in fertility decline in some settings, analyzing the demographic impact of investing in adolescent reproductive health, and expanding access to comprehensive family planning services in Francophone West Africa. The Council would also support global advocacy on these issues, including the promotion of safe and comprehensive abortion care.
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for support to expand access to quality sexual and reproductive health services in West Africa
This grant will support the Population Council’s program of research, advocacy, and action focusing on Francophone West Africa. Specific activities include research on early pregnancy, capacity building of researchers and organizations, advocacy around safe abortion in Senegal, and participation in regional coordination groups including the Ouagadougou Partnership and le Centre ODAS. This grant is aligned with the Global Reproductive Equity strategy outcome to strengthen the reproductive health ecosystem in Francophone West Africa.