Meet Kono Cecile, a 38-year-old migrant farmer and mother of four. Since she finds it hard to provide for all of her children, after the birth of her last child, Kono decided she didn’t want to have any more right now. Kono was one of the 20% of married women of reproductive age in Cameroon who want to limit or space their births but are unable to do so due to a lack of family planning services.
Recently, she went to a ProFam family planning clinic and had the Jadelle implant inserted. The ProFam franchise network, launched by ACMS, PSI’s affiliate in Cameroon, is made up of 24 family planning clinics and consists of more than 200 PSI-trained medical professionals. The franchise expands access to reproductive health services and products for the country’s most vulnerable groups. With support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs SALIN initiative, PSI has reached approximately 4960 women like Kono Cecile with modern, long-term and reversible methods of contraception, including intrauterine devicess and implants since 2009.