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.
PSI operates in Benin through its independent network member and implementing partner, Association Béninoise pour le Marketing Social et la Communication pour la Santé (ABMS), and in-country network member PSI Benin.
Established in 1994, the Association Béninoise pour le Marketing Social et la Communication pour la Santé (ABMS) works to continue PSI’s commitment to local, socially dedicated organizations capable of decentralized initiatives and decision-making. ABMS’s intervention in malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning, child survival and water, sanitation and hygiene continues to have a significant health impact in Benin.
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.