Benin is a small West African country with a population of 11 million people, with one third living on less than $1.25 per day. Despite economic progress, Benin continues to struggle under pressures of underdevelopment, poverty and disease. The health sector in particular faces several challenges in delivering basic health services to the population. Maternal mortality is 347 out of 100,000 live births, and the modern contraceptive prevalence rate is at 17 percent.
PSI/Benin was created in 1992 to support the government of Benin in improving the health of the Beninese population. PSI Benin’s intervention in family planning and maternal health continues to have a significant health impact in Benin.
Family Planning and Reproductive Health
PSI/Benin currently implements the Women’s Health Project to support the Government of Benin’s Millennium Development Goal of improving maternal health, by increasing access to long-acting reversible contraceptive methods and reducing maternal mortality. PSI Benin works with a network of 110 private clinics to provide quality FP and RH services, and uses a broad mix of communication activities targeting FP clients and providers. PSI/Benin is supporting the Ministry of Health and the private sector to strengthen family planning and reduce unsafe abortion. Under FP2020, the Government of Benin has committed to increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods from 17 percent in 2017 to 22 percent by 2020.
- Ministry of Health
- Women’s Health Project
- HCD Religious Leaders, Volumes I, II and III
Summary of Human Centered Design (HCD) process, to engage Religious Leaders in the Zinder region of Niger
- HCD Young Women Benin
The report summarizes the HCD process, describing insights gained from interaction with the target group and opportunity areas, that translated into protoyping ideas.
- Do anti‑malarials in Africa meet quality standards? The market penetration of non quality‑assured artemisinin combination therapy in eight African countries
This paper uses national and sub-national medicine outlet surveys conducted in eight study countries (Benin, Kinshasa and Kantanga [Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC], Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) between 2009 and 2015 to describe the non-QAACT market and to document trends in availability and distribution of non-QAACT in the public and private sector.
- Catalyzing Markets for Urban Sanitation in West Africa
- Shaping the Family Planning Market by Strengthening the Public Sector
PSI considers total market approaches to be critical for achieving universal health coverage, especially when it comes to contraception. This program brief presents cases, supported by several different donors, which take into consideration the total family planning market.
- Developing Family Planning Markets in Francophone West Africa
In Francophone West Africa, PSI partners with Ministries of Health to achieve the goals set out by the Ouagadougou Partnership to reach at least 2.2 million additional family planning users by 2020. The pillars of our response are access, choice, quality, and equity.
- The Malaria Testing and Treatment Landscape in Benin
Readiness to test and treat malaria is high in Benin's public health facilities, but with gaps in readiness for IPTp. However, the private sector is responsible for the majority of antimalarial distribution in the country, and general retail outlets are the most common distributor of anitmalarial medicines. Strategies to improve malaria case management in the private sector are critical to improve overall coverage of appropriate malaria case management in Benin.
- Simplified Asset Indices to Measure Wealth and Equity in Health Programs: a Reliability and Validity Analysis Using Survey Data from 16 Countries
Many program implementers have difficulty collecting and analyzing data on program beneficiaries' wealth because a large number of survey questions are required to construct the standard wealth index. We created country-specific measures of household wealth with as few as 6 questions that are highly reliable and valid in both urban and rural contexts.
- Améliorer L’Accès Et L’Utilisation Des Méthodes Contraceptives Modernes Chez Les Adolescentes Et Jeunes Au Bénin
Presentation on improving access and use of modern contraceptive methods among adolescents and youth and Benin.
- Market Trends for Malaria Blood Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2009-2014
In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Test, Treat, Track initiative recommending confirmatory testing prior to antimalarial treatment. National malaria control programs (NMCP) across subSaharan Africa (SSA) subsequently aligned national guidelines with this recommendation. Strategies to scale up testing using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDT) were introduced by NMCPs. We examine malaria testing availability, price and market share using national market survey data collected by the ACTwatch project.