Senior Programme Officer, PRB West and Central Africa
With an MBA in Health Economics from CESAG in Dakar and a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Bordeaux IV, she is committed to ensuring access to quality sexual and reproductive health services for all in all contexts. She has particular expertise in the development and evaluation of strategic programmes on reproductive health issues (maternal and neonatal health, family planning, adolescent reproductive health). Finally, she works on data production through programme costing and investment files to support advocacy and communication with public policy makers and other development actors. Oumou is currently a PhD student at the School of Public Health of the University of Montreal. Her research focuses on the challenges and opportunities in terms of governance and sustainable financing of the introduction of self-care in primary health care in Senegal.
In francophone Africa, young people ages 15–24 have difficulty accessing quality family planning (FP) information and services. In addition, they have a higher contraceptive discontinuation rate than older women and are particularly sensitive to adverse effects. In March 2022, Population Reference Bureau (PRB) convened a series of four webinars as a follow-up to the dialogue on sustainable youth contraceptive use initiated in 2021. This webinar series was supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded PACE Project, in collaboration with Knowledge SUCCESS.
En Afrique francophone, les jeunes âgés de 15 à 24 ans ont difficilement accès aux informations et services de planification familiale (PF) de qualité. De plus, ils affichent un taux d’abandon de la contraception supérieur à celui de leurs aînées et sont particulièrement sensibles aux effets indésirables. En mars 2022, PRB a tenu une série de quatre webinaires s’inscrivant dans la suite du dialogue initié en 2021 sur l’utilisation durable des contraceptifs chez les jeunes. L’initiative est portée par le projet PACE, financé par l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement (USAID) en collaboration avec le projet Knowledge SUCCESS.
This webinar highlighted the role of religious leaders as important allies in promoting positive social norms for the reproductive health and well-being of young people and women, as well as the importance of partnerships and coalitions in building transformative community dialogue for positive change. It was jointly organized by the Passages Project (Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University) and the PACE Project (Population Reference Bureau).
Ce webinaire a mis en évidence le rôle des chefs religieux en tant qu'alliés importants dans la promotion de normes sociales positives pour l'engagement communautaire dans la santé et le bien-être reproductifs des jeunes et des femmes, ainsi que l'importance des partenariats et des coalitions dans la construction d'un dialogue communautaire transformateur pour apporter un changement positif. Il a été organisé conjointement par le Projet Passages (Institute for Reproductive Health, Université de Georgetown) et le Projet PACE (Population Reference Bureau).
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