12 months in 12 days: our first year in Senegal

Marie Stopes International Senegal
25 Feb 2013 | Family planning
In the run-up to International Women's Day on 8th March, our unique photojournal will give you a glimpse into our first year in Senegal through the eyes of women and men, young people, our team members and clinicians – so we'll be taking you through 12 months in 12 days.

Click on the Scoop.it image below to follow the #12monthsin12days series.

Country context

In 2011 Marie Stopes International Senegal opened its doors and became the youngest of our 42 country programmes.

Needs are high in Senegal, so our high quality, voluntary sexual and reproductive health services are crucial.

Contraceptive use in the country is extremely low, and a huge amount of women have an unmet need for family planning.

Access to the full range of contraceptive methods, particularly long acting and permanent methods such as implants, IUDs and tubal ligation is extremely limited.

As a result, the number of unwanted pregnancies and women dying in childbirth is unacceptably high.