Senegal aims to increase modern contraceptive use to 45% by 2020

A ceremony in late January, 2017 marked the launch of Senegal’s brand-new Costed Implementation Plan (CIP)—including a new target to increase modern contraceptive use by in-union women to 45% by 2020. This ambitious goal builds upon commendable progress made since the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012: Since then, use of modern contraceptives by Senegalese women has rapidly increased.

Progress made in Senegal provides a framework for progress for governments and in-country partners that are leading efforts to empower its citizens with access to life-saving contraceptives and family planning services.