Project profile — Improving the Health and Well-Being of Women and Adolescents in Southern Senegal


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2018-02-05 - 2024-03-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (15.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (40.00%)
Family planning (13030) (28.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (2.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning), as well as strengthening the capacity of community-based health workers to deliver sexual and reproductive health services, and promoting sexual and reproductive rights. The project focuses on improving the sexual and reproductive health of more than 823,312 women (aged 15-49 years), including 470,174 adolescents (aged 15-24 years). Project activities include: (1) increasing the capacity of health centres to deliver emergency obstetric and neonatal care; (2) providing nutrition and sexual and reproductive health services (including at least five family planning methods); (3) behaviour change communication activities; (4) providing care for victims of gender-based violence; and (5) completing a mapping activity in order to develop a data management system for data on female adolescent reproductive health and sexual and gender based violence.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased accessibility, quality and design of sexual and reproductive health services; (2) improved demand for sexual and reproductive health services by women and adolescent girls; and (3) strengthened use of sexual and reproductive health findings and data by the health sector and decision-makers.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) reached 763,156 adolescents and youth ( 98,166 girls and 53,237 boys) by Behavior Change Communication activities to have the skills and knowledge to make free and informed decisions about sexual and reproductive health and rights; (2) 175,481 women aged 15 to 49 became new users of family planning; (3) 1,931 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) were reported; (4) 35,753 adolescent girls and women benefited from GBV prevention and management services; (5) 164,632 young girls and boys benefited from sexual and reproductive health services; (6) provided the country new system for managing data on gender-based violence (GBV), piloted in the Tambacounda region thanks to project funding; (7) 44,030 pregnant teenagers aged 15-19 received iron and folic acid prescriptions in health facilities; and (8) equipped 22 structures to provide multi-sectoral care for victims of gender-based violence, in line with standard operating procedures, including legal, medical and psychosocial assistance, and support for social rehabilitation.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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