In Senegal, the National Action Plan for Family Planning (NAPFP) 2012–2015 and the National Strategic Framework for Family Planning 2016–2020 adopted a multi-sectoral approach to broaden access to family planning (FP) services and to reach 45% modern contraceptive prevalence (mCPR) by 2020 (NAPFP, 2012). The private sector and community actors are key partners with the public sector in implementing this approach. However, private pharmacies have not been actively involved in the provision of FP services due to legal and nonlegal barriers that limit their role to selling contraceptives and providing method-specific advice. As Senegal seeks to involve the private sector in improving access to FP, this study found that the country is in an optimal position to increase the role of private pharmacies in FP, which could contribute to the country reaching its mCPR goals.
Mbow, Fatou, Sara Chace Dwyer, and Nafissatou Diop. 2018. "Exploring the potential for private pharmacies to provide family planning services in Senegal," Synthesis brief. Dakar: Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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