Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Senegal 2011 and 2012 commitments

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Date of commitment: 
September 2010
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Commitment

In 2011 Senegal committed to increasing its national health spending from 10% of the budget currently to 15% by 2015. It also proposed to increase the budget allocated to MNCH by 50% by 2015. The country committed to improving coordination of MNCH initiatives by creating a national Directorate for MNCH, reinstating the national committee in charge of the implementation of the multi-sectoral roadmap for the reduction of maternal and child mortality and to accelerate the dissemination and implementation of national strategies targeting a reduction of maternal mortality. Through these efforts the government hoped to offer a full range of high impact MNCH interventions in 90% of health centers, increase the proportion of assisted deliveries from 51% to 80% by increasing recruitment of state midwives and nurses and increasing contraceptive prevalence rate from 10% to 45%, among others.
2012—London Family Planning Summit Senegal committed to making family planning a national top priority, increasing the commodity budget from the government by 200% and doubling the overall budget for the management of the family planning program. Senegal’s vision is for women to have equal access to high quality and affordable maternal, newborn and child health services, including family planning. Senegal’s action plan builds on six fundamental pillars: 1) generate demand especially through mass media communication and community mobilization with targeted messages for women and to increase involvement of men and young people; 2) leverage networks of religious leaders and national and local champions to advocate for family planning; 3) improve the supply chain and reduce stock outs to zero especially through the Informed Push Model; 4) improve the quality of care and services; 5) expand mobile outreach, social marketing and franchising to ensure access in peri-urban and rural areas; and 6) generalize community-based distribution to bring family planning to the most vulnerable and remote areas. Senegal will continue its commitment t

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.