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Accession Number PB2013-104749
Title USAID/Senegal Health 2006 to 2011 Strategic Objective Completion Report.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 32p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract USAID's 2006 - 2011 health program ended September 30, 2011. The program had significant achievements in the areas of child survival, maternal health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and decentralized health financing. As reported in the 2010-2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), there has been a positive impact on the health of Senegalese families (the target population); in particular, on improving maternal and child health and family planning objectives. Given that USAro is the principal donor in health, the USAID Health program made a major contribution to these improvements. When compared to the previous OHS conducted in 2005, the 2010-2011 DHS showed improvements for most maternal health and family planning indicators. Modern contraceptive prevalence increased; the number of births at a health facility increased; the number of prenatal care visits increased; total fertility fell, and immunization coverage increased. HIV/AIDS prevalence remained low at 0.7 percent and the possession of mosquito nets saw dramatic gains. Senegal also saw an increase in number of deliveries by a skilled birth attendant and a corresponding decrease in neonatal mortality rates. Significantly, under-five mortality and newborn mortality showed major decreases falling from 121 to 72 per 1,000 and 61 to 47 per 1,000 respectively. Please note that data strikes throughout the life of the program led to underreporting of some data.
Keywords Child survival
Family planning
Health financing
Health program
Maternal health
United States Agency International Development(USAID)

Source Agency Agency for International Development
NTIS Subject Category 44C - Community & Population Characteristics
57E - Clinical Medicine
57J - Immunology
Corporate Author Agency for International Development, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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