SRHR in Francophone Africa

Francophone countries in West and Central Africa have the highest rates of maternal mortality and lowest rates of contraceptive prevalence in the world. Underfunding and lack of political will at the national and international level enable the numerous barriers the region faces to implement the ICPD Programme of Action and achieve  Agenda 2030. This session will take stock of progress in the region and outstanding challenges related to the full realization of SRHR, with a focus on the implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Francophone Africa. It will bring together researchers, service providers, decision-makers, lawyers and CSO activists, and showcase best practices for preventing and managing unintended pregnancies. Participants will also highlight actions needed to inspire change at the normative, operational and partnership levels.This session will be held in French and is convened by Médecins du Monde France, Le Planning Familial, Association des Femmes Juristes du Burkina Faso and Equipop.

DATE Wed, 13 November
TIME 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
Location Courtyard 1
Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as a part of universal health coverage
Event type Concurrent Sessions

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