Since 1998, we’ve been working to improve the health of Beninese women, men and children.
- In the past, Jhpiego carried out programs focused on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
- Today, Jhpiego is working in Benin in the areas of malaria and family planning.
Our Work in Benin
Impact Malaria is a global project of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to reduce mortality and morbidity caused by malaria. Implemented by a consortium of organizations led by PSI, the project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. In close collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program, other sections of the Ministry of Health and various implementing partners, Impact Malaria is designed to improve malaria service delivery via the following objectives: 1) improve the quality of and access to malaria case management and prevention of malaria in pregnancy; 2) improve the quality of and access to other malaria drug-based approaches and provide support to pilot/scale up newer malaria drug-based approaches; and 3) provide global technical leadership, support operational research and advance program learning. In Benin, the project focuses primarily on improving services for malaria in pregnancy, in particular during antenatal care (ANC). In collaboration with PMI, the project is conducting a study of Group ANC, a service delivery model in which women with pregnancies of similar gestational age are brought together for ANC, combining information sharing, education and peer support.
Accelerating Uptake of Expanded Method Mix
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this program promotes access to family planning choices in West African countries by supporting the introduction and scale-up of subcutaneous depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC). DMPA-SC is an innovative injectable contraceptive—also known as Sayana® Press—that can dramatically expand access and choice for women. Jhpiego is enhancing ongoing efforts of the Access Collaborative by strengthening health systems to accelerate introduction and scale-up of DMPA-SC in several West African countries, including Benin.
Scale-up of DMPA-SC in Benin
Jhpiego is supporting the Ministry of Health to achieve its national goals for full scale-up of the subcutaneous injectable contraceptive, depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC). The project will build the capacity of private and public sector health care providers to increase the availability and accessibility of DMPA-SC services, with a focus on the introduction of self-injection and closing current capacity gaps in the 16 largest health zones in the country. This initiative is funded by the Clinton Health Access Initiative through Catalytic Opportunity Funds.