Accelerating the Momentum

U.S. Support for Women’s and Family Health in Senegal

This report examines the U.S. strategy for women’s and family health in Senegal at the community, facility, and national levels, including U.S. financing mechanisms designed to increase Senegal’s capacity and quality of services. The report argues that it is a critical time for the United States to elevate resources for integrated services to increase demand and uptake, especially to improve access to family planning and child health services. In addition, the report highlights the ongoing challenge of maternal mortality, which will require U.S. support to go beyond vertical programing to accelerate efforts to strengthen health systems and human resources for health. Finally, the report calls for the United States to assist Senegal in developing plans for a gradual, phased transition to more sustainable financing of health programs through the government of Senegal and the private sector.

Janet Fleischman
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Global Health Policy Center

Cathryn Streifel