383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017

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A client receives a contraceptive implant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International. January 31, 2018 In 2017, the nine countries of the Ouagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users. In two years, the partnership has reached 41% of its goal of an additional 2.2 million women in the region using contraceptives by 2020. Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire are leading the way, reporting last month at the partnership’s annual meeting in Conakry, Guinea, that they added 73,000 and 88,000 women respectively in 2017, surpassing their expected contributions

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383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017