Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Niger 2010 and 2012 commitments

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Date of commitment: 
September 2010

Commitment

In 2010, Niger committed to increase health spending from 8.1% to 15% by 2015, with free care for maternal and child heath, including obstetric complications management and family planning. Niger pledged to train 1000 providers on handling adolescent reproductive health issues, and to address domestic violence and female genital mutilation (FGM). Niger committed to reduce the fertility rate from 3.3% to 2.5% through training 1500 providers of family planning, and creating 2120 new contraception distribution sites. Niger pledged to equip 2700 health centres to support reproductive health and HIV/AIDS education, and ensure that at least 60% of births are attended by a skilled professional. Niger additionally committed to introduce new policies that support the health of women and children, including legislation to make the legal age of marriage 18 years and to improve female literacy from 28.9% in 2002 to 88% in 2013.
At the 2012 London Family Planning Summit Niger had a high level of political engagement. It pledged to quadruple its family planning budget for 2013, as well as increasing its overall health and reproductive health budgets. Niger also committed to policy change to include injectable contraceptives in the method mix provided by community health workers; a focus on new strategies for reaching disadvantaged groups, including through ‘Friends of Youth’ centers; and new mobile clinic services for isolated communities. Niger further committed to scale up its effective network of Ecole Des Maris (Schools for Husbands), to involve and increase acceptance among men, work with faith based networks, and integrate family planning in the school health curriculum.

Target

As above.

Progress

Information not available.

Gap

Information not available.

Additionality

It is not clear how these commitments relate to other commitments to child and maternal health.