Validation meeting for the call of research projects on the demand and use of SRH / Family Planning services in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger
Bobo-Dioulasso, June 12, 2018 - WAHO is holding validation meeting for the call of research projects on the demand and use of SRH / Family Planning services in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. This is within the framework of the DEMSAN project.
Through DEMSAN Project for which WAHO has received financial support from the AFD (French Development Agency), a particular interest has been granted to the promotion of research in Sexual Health and Reproduction with a focus on increasing the demand for SRH / FP services in three French-speaking ECOWAS countries: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
Since the Cairo Conference, which proposed reproductive health in the international agenda, promoting access to basic reproductive health education and services, including planning family has been a priority for the countries. However, population growth is far from being under control. Nearly a quarter of a century later, fertility remains high in our region particularly in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. While the contraceptive prevalence rate has increased in recent years, we are yet to achieve the FP2020 recommendations. Also, the maternal mortality ratio in our region is among the highest in the world.
It is therefore imperative that research-actions be carried out to better understand the determinants of the non-use of these services.
The DEMSAN Project which has provided a significant amount of funding for research, may therefore contribute to a better understanding of the factors that need to be addressed to increase the demand for SRH/FP.
ICI-SANTE consulting agency has been selected following the international call for tender for the recruitment of a Research Institution to support the research component of the DEMSAN Project. It is hoped that research in the DEMSAN Project would help the countries to find answers to priority questions for the acceleration of the demographic transition and the achievement of the demographic dividend.