The generation and application of knowledge is crucial to the design of cost-effective policies and programs. For almost 60 years, the Population Council has undertaken rigorous and influential research on a broad range of population and reproductive health issues in order to improve the health and well-being of current and future generations. These funds will support the Population Council's Reproductive Health and Poverty, Gender, and Youth programs to continue to strengthen access to family planning and other reproductive health services; reduce maternal mortality and ensure the reproductive and sexual rights of women and their partners; ensure a safe, healthy, and productive transition to adulthood for adolescents; and promote gender equity in the context of sex, health and social well-being. The Population Council seeks to maximize the impact of its demographic studies, reproductive health research, technical assistance, development of new programs, and advocacy for change by carrying out the work in close collaboration with scientists, program managers and policymakers in the developing world.
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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.