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Avortements à risque—une crise pour la RDC et pour la province du Sud-Kivu

Authors: Population Reference Bureau

Date: 20 octobre 2019

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Avortements à risque

Avortements à risque

Étant un des pays avec la plus forte mortalité maternelle dans le monde, à 846 décès maternels sur 100 000 naissances vivantes, la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) s’engage à réduire les décès évitables, comme ceux dus à l’avortement à risque. La RDC se trouve à un point tournant pour l’expansion de l’accès aux droits sexuels et reproductifs de la femme. En mars 2018, le Protocole de Maputo a été publié dans le Journal Officiel, légalisant l’accès à l’avortement sécurisé dans le pays. Pourtant, depuis ce temps, le progrès sur la mise en œuvre du Protocole de Maputo a pris du temps, pendant que les normes et directives soient développés et disséminés à travers le pays, un processus qui connaît un retard dû à la pandémie COVID-19.

Entretemps, la situation COVID-19 a également augmenté l’urgence sur l’accès aux soins, comme les femmes sont d’autant plus vulnérables aux violences et aux grossesses non-désirées. Dans l’Est de la RDC, ou des décennies de conflit et des crises humanitaires ont contribué à des taux élevés de violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre, le système de santé est affaibli et des femmes continuent à chercher des avortements à risque, mettant leurs vies en danger.

Dans le Sud-Kivu, à l’Est de la RDC, des acteurs locaux s’engagent pour plaider auprès du gouvernement provincial afin de répondre à cette situation urgente et de capitaliser sur le progrès fait pour élargir les droits de la femme pour l’accès à l’avortement sécurisé en RDC. A travers un édit provincial harmonisant les directives sur les soins d’avortement sécurisé, l’allocation de ressources pour l’avortement médicamenteux, et le renforcement de la chaîne d’approvisionnement affaiblie, le Sud-Kivu pourrait répondre aux besoins urgents des femmes et filles, et sauver des vies.

 

 

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Growing Together: Multisectoral Investments in Malawi’s Youth

Product: ENGAGE Multimedia Presentation

Author: Health Policy Plus

Date: October 20, 2020

In Malawi, strategic and multisectoral investments in youth are critical pieces of national growth and development. Growing Together: Multisectoral Investments in Malawi’s Youth is an ENGAGE™ multimedia presentation that describes the necessary investments in young people’s health, education, employment opportunities, and participation in governance that can create a window of opportunity for accelerated economic development.

The goal of Growing Together: Multisectoral Investments in Malawi’s Youth is to build awareness of the overlapping needs and priorities of multiple sectors and increase support for cross-sectoral investments in Malawi’s young people. To achieve this goal, the presentation is designed to boost individuals’ understanding of the links between and among young peoples’ health, education, employment, and meaningful participation in governance, and how investments in each of these sectors can contribute to Malawi’s growth and development.

Developed with the guidance of a multisectoral taskforce chaired by the Ministry of Health and with representatives of government and civil society, the presentation incorporates youth interview clips, up-to-date research and data, and specific policy recommendations. Target audiences include national and subnational government policymakers; health, education, employment, and youth sector leaders; program officials; journalists; and others.

Growing Together: Multisectoral Investments in Malawi’s Youth is a 19-minute presentation available as a narrated video and a click-through .exe file for live presentations. The presentation is accompanied by a presentation guide designed to help users make the most of the presentation. The guide includes supplemental materials such as the full presentation script, references, key messages with screenshots, FAQs, and a discussion guide that can be used to prompt interaction and dialogue among viewers.

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Growing Together: Multisectoral Investments in Malawi’s Youth

Growing Together: Multisectoral Investments in Malawi’s Youth

Presentation Guide

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Live Presentation background material

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Malawi ENGAGE™ Media Clips: English

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Malawi ENGAGE™ : Chichewa

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Kukulira Limodzi: Kufesa Mipamba Yangodya Zotukulira Achinyamata m'Malawi

Kukulira Limodzi: Kufesa Mipamba Yangodya Zotukulira Achinyamata m'Malawi

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Malawi ENGAGE™ Media Clips: Chichewa

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HP+ is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by USAID under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-15-00051, beginning Aug. 28, 2015. HP+ is implemented by Palladium, in collaboration with Avenir Health, Futures Group Global Outreach, Plan International USA, Population Reference Bureau, RTI International, ThinkWell, and the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

This presentation was produced for review by USAID. It was prepared by HP+. The information provided is not official U.S. Government information and does not necessarily reflect the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. Government.

ENGAGE is a trademark of Population Reference Bureau.


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Préserver la santé et bâtir l’avenir du Burkina Faso : rendre accessible l’avortement sécurisé

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Au Burkina Faso, une grossesse sur dix se termine par un avortement provoqué. La grande majorité de ces interruptions de grossesse sont pratiquées de manière clandestine et non sécurisée, c’est-à-dire à l’aide d’une méthode inappropriée ou par un prestataire non formé, ou les deux à la fois. Les avortements non sécurisés sont dangereux pour la santé en général et constituent une menace vitale pour la vie des femmes de façon spécifique. Elles épuisent également les ressources financières du système de santé et contribuent à la mortalité maternelle.

Bien que l’avortement soit juridiquement limité au Burkina Faso, il est autorisé par la loi dans certains cas. Mais de nombreux obstacles empêchent les femmes d’accéder à ce service, surtout en milieu rural. En élargissant l’accès à l’avortement sécurisé dans le cadre de la loi, le Burkina Faso pourrait diminuer la mortalité maternelle du fait des avortements clandestins, réduire les dépenses liées à la prise en charge des complications des interruptions de grossesse non sécurisées et lever les obstacles au développement pour les femmes et les jeunes filles.

« Préserver la santé et bâtir l’avenir du Burkina Faso : rendre accessible l’avortement sécurisé » est un outil de plaidoyer multimédia élaboré conjointement par le groupe de travail de SAFE ENGAGE Burkina Faso pour sensibiliser le grand public, les leaders communautaires et les acteurs du développement aux causes et aux conséquences des avortements non sécurisés au Burkina Faso. Il s’agit de contribuer à élargir l’accès au paquet de services de soins d’avortement sécurisé dans le cadre de la loi.

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La planification familiale réduit les l’avortements non sécurisés (Instantané)

 

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Le contexte juridique (Instantané)

 

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Les conséquences de l’avortement non sécurisés (Instantané)

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Protecting Health and Building the Future of Burkina Faso: Making Safe Abortion Accessible

Product: ENGAGE Multimedia Presentation

Author: Population Reference Bureau

Date: September 14, 2020

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Préserver la santé et bâtir l’avenir du Burkina Faso

Préserver la santé et bâtir l’avenir du Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, one in 10 pregnancies ends in an induced abortion. The majority of these abortions are carried out unsafely—that is, using an inappropriate method or by an untrained provider, or both. Unsafe abortion endangers women’s health and lives. It also incurs high costs for the health system and contributes to maternal mortality.

While abortion is legally restricted in Burkina Faso, it is allowed in certain cases. However, many barriers prevent women, especially rural women, from accessing this service. By expanding access to safe abortion within the confines of the law, Burkina Faso can reduce maternal mortality, decrease costs that result from treating complications from unsafe abortion, and help develop the potential of women and girls.

« Préserver la santé et bâtir l’avenir du Burkina Faso : rendre accessible l’avortement sécurisé » (Protecting Health and Building the Future of Burkina Faso: Making Safe Abortion Accessible), is a multimedia advocacy tool, developed in collaboration with the SAFE ENGAGE Task Force in Burkina Faso, that seeks to build awareness of the causes and consequences of unsafe abortions in the country and contribute to expanding access to safe abortion services within the confines of the law.

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Family planning reduces unsafe abortion

Family planning reduces unsafe abortion

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The legal context

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Consequences of unsafe abortion

Consequences of unsafe abortion

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The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

Product: ENGAGE Multimedia Presentation

Date: January 15, 2020

Project: We Decide ENGAGE

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ENGAGE Presentation Video: The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

People with disabilities and others can use this new presentation as a tool to engage with decisionmakers in the struggle to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights and end gender-based violence.

ENGAGE Presentation Video: The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

People with disabilities and others can use this new presentation as a tool to engage with decisionmakers in the struggle to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights and end gender-based violence.

Women and young people with disabilities face discrimination and barriers when trying to exercise their rights.

The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Ending Gender-Based Violence is an ENGAGE multimedia presentation that describes the necessary policy changes and investments needed for women and young persons with disabilities to fully realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and be protected from gender-based violence (GBV).

Its goal is to enable women and young persons with disabilities to engage policymakers, program planners, and their families and communities to join them as they lead efforts to access their rights, especially in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and protection from GBV perpetrated against them.

The ENGAGE presentation includes the video, a key messages handout, and presentation guide.

The presentation was developed with support from the We Decide Program and the guidance of a global technical advisory group chaired by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Population Reference Bureau, and with researchers, advocates, and representatives from UN agencies, universities, and disabled persons organizations and its supporting materials are tools for professionals involved in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as those engaged in fields of SRHR, GBV prevention and response, disability rights, and gender equality at all levels—in academic, policy, service delivery, and community settings. The target audiences for this presentation include national and subnational policymakers, regional governing bodies, donors, health care providers, law enforcement, the judicial system, and civil society organizations.

The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Ending Gender-Based Violence is a 14-minute presentation available as a narrated video and a click-through .exe file for live presentations. It is accompanied by a guide designed to help users make the most of the presentation with a full script, references, key messages with screenshots, FAQs, and a discussion guide that can be used to prompt interaction and dialogue among viewers. The presentation guide is available for use with assistive technology and is also narrated.

Fully accessible versions of the presentation video are embedded below and include closed captioning, American Sign Language, and audio descriptions. Additional versions of the presentation guide include one with assistive technology, and one audio narration, also available below.

The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

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The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

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We Decide Presentation Guide, Assistive

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We Decide Presentation Guide

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We Decide Key Messages

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ENGAGE Snapshot (2 minute version)

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Full-length ENGAGE—Audio description

Versions françaises

Vers l’égalité pour les femmes et les jeunes en situation de handicap : garantir le respect de la santé et des droits sexuels et reproductifs, et mettre fin à la violence basée sur le genre.

La présentation ENGAGE inclus la vidéo, un document sur les messages clés, et un guide de présentation.

Vidéo ( MP4, 504 MB)

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Messages clés (PDF, 1 MB)

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Guide de présentation (PDF, 1 MB)

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La technologie d’assistance (PDF, 1.3 MB)

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El camino hacia la igualdad para mujeres y jóvenes con discapacidad: hacer realidad la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos y poner fin a la violence de género.

Una presentación de ENGAGE que incluye el video, un folleto de mensajes clave, y la guía de presentación.

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Mensajes clave (PDF, 1 MB)

DESCARGA PDF

Guía de presentación (PDF, 1 MB)

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Tecnología de asistencia (PDF, 1.3MB)

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Rien n’est tabou!

Produit: ENGAGE Multimedia Presentations

Rédigé par: Population Reference Bureau

Date: 2020

La présentation ENGAGE montre comment les communautés religieuses et les jeunes dans le Sahel peuvent œuvrer ensemble à faire avancer l’avenir de la région en promouvant un dialogue franc et ouvert et d’abord et avant tout en encourageant la tolérance sociale.

Elle souligne comment les leaders religieux peuvent se servir de leur influence de manière positive pour condamner les pratiques de mariage d’enfants et de mutilations génitales féminines. La présentation renforce également le message selon lequel les leaders religieux de la région sont disposés à encourager l’usage de la planification familiale chez les jeunes couples mariés et à soutenir les programmes d’éducation à la vie familiale.

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Sahel ENGAGE

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Sahel ENGAGE (Arabic)

L’initiative Sahel Faith ENGAGE est basée sur les efforts déployés par le projet PACE pour soutenir le dialogue politique sur la foi et la planification familiale. Axée sur trois pays : la Guinée, le Mali et la Mauritanie, l’activité actuelle a constitué une force d’intervention composée de leaders religieux (musulmans et chrétiens), de jeunes et de représentants des gouvernements, chargés d’élaborer un présentation multimédias devant promouvoir le dialogue sur la religion et la santé reproductive des jeunes dans la région du Sahel.

Par ce partenariat et la présentation, PACE cherche à catalyser le dialogue régional et national sur les intersections positives de la foi, de la santé reproductive des jeunes et des besoins de développement.

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Sahel ENGAGE Snapshot

La présentation ENGAGE a été lancée le 4 décembre 2019 lors de la 8ème réunion annuelle du Partenariat de Ouagadougou à Cotonou, Bénin. Dans les prochains mois, elle sera diffusée au niveau national et sous-national dans les trois pays cibles.

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Nothing Is Taboo!

Product: ENGAGE Multimedia Presentations

Author: Population Reference Bureau

Date: December 19, 2019

The ENGAGE presentation demonstrates how faith communities and young people in the Sahel can work together to advance the future of the region by promoting a frank and open dialogue, and first and foremost, encouraging social tolerance. It underscores how religious leaders can use their influence in positive ways to condemn the practices of child marriage and female genital mutilation. The presentation also reinforces the message that religious leaders from the region are ready to encourage family planning use among young married couples and support family life education programs in communities.

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Sahel ENGAGE

Sahel ENGAGE

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Sahel ENGAGE (Arabic)

Sahel ENGAGE (Arabic)

The Sahel Faith ENGAGE initiative builds on the efforts of the PACE project to support policy dialogue about faith and family planning. Targeting three countries: Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania, the current activity brought together a task force composed of religious leaders (Muslim and Christian), youth, and government representatives to develop a multimedia presentation to promote dialogue about religion and young people’s reproductive health in the Sahel region.

Through this partnership and the presentation, PACE seeks to catalyze regional and national dialogue on the positive intersections of faith and young people’s reproductive health and development needs.

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Snapshot in French

The ENGAGE presentation was launched on Dec. 4, 2019 at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Ouagadougou Partnership, in Cotonou, Benin. In coming months, it will be disseminated nationally and subnationally in the three target countries.

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Within Reach: Expanding Access to Safe Abortion is a multimedia advocacy tool to frame policy discussion around safe abortion, particularly in Africa.

Produced by Population Reference Bureau under the SAFE ENGAGE project, the presentation uses the latest data and evidence to illustrate how policy changes can decrease maternal mortality by improving equitable access to safe abortion services. Advocates can use this new resource to make the case for safe abortion with policy audiences and influencers around the world.

The presentation, authored by Lori Ashford, consultant, and Marissa Pine Yeakey, program director, was developed with guidance from a global Technical Advisory Group of researchers, advocates, and medical professionals.

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Within Reach: Expanding Access to Safe Abortion

Within Reach: Expanding Access to Safe Abortion

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Access segments of Within Reach through these Snapshot Videos

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Within Reach: Unsafe Abortion Endangers Women's Lives

Within Reach: Unsafe Abortion Endangers Women's Lives

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Within Reach: Abortion Legality and Frequency

Within Reach: Abortion Legality and Frequency

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Within Reach: Policy Changes for Safer Abortions

Within Reach: Policy Changes for Safer Abortions

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Within Reach: The Financial Burdens of Unsafe Abortion

Within Reach: The Financial Burdens of Unsafe Abortion

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Senegal ENGAGE Presentation Focuses on Religion and Family Health

Product: ENGAGE Multimedia Presentations

Author: Population Reference Bureau

Date: October 25, 2019

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Présentation en Wolof avec une narration

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Le Sénégal s’Engage: La Religion et la Santé familiale

Le Sénégal s’Engage: la Religion et la Santé familiale (Senegal Engage: Religion and Family Health) is a new ENGAGE presentation that serves as an advocacy tool to connect reproductive health and family planning issues with faith-based attitudes and beliefs.

Drawing on community and faith leaders, the presentation links the impacts of family planning and birth spacing with positive outcomes for the care, nutrition, and education of children as well as natural resources. The presentation illustrates how family planning improves the health of mothers and children and contributes to the well-being of Senegalese families. Breaking down complex concepts and using nontechnical language, the presentation shows how religious leaders in Senegal can guide families so that they can lead a spiritual, happy, and healthy life.

 

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Participants at Senegal’s Week of Child and Maternal Health fair.

 

Stakeholders from diverse sectors within Senegal will use this resource to promote policy dialogue about the critical role faith leaders can play in supporting family planning goals for the country. The presentation includes recommendations for religious leaders on how they can speak with families as well as other faith leaders about family health and use of modern contraceptive methods.

This ENGAGE presentation was developed by the PACE Project in collaboration with la Direction de la Santé de la Reproduction et de la Survie de l’Enfant (DSRSE) at the Ministère de la Santé et de l’Action Sociale (MSAS) and Cadres des Religieux pour la Santé et le Développement (CRSD) who led a task force made up of Senegalese health experts and religious leaders.

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السنغال يتعهد: الدين وصحة الأسرة

  • Présentation en Arabe avec une narration (MP4: 244MB)
  • Présentation en Arabe sans narration Flash (ZIP: 244MB)
  • Présentation en Arabe sans narration HTML5 ( ZIP: 442MB)
  • Récit de la Présentation en Arabe ( PDF: 1.5MB)
  • Messages Clés en Arabe ( PDF: 1.6MB)
  • Messages Clés en Arabe ( DOC: 13MB)

Senegal is taking maternal and child health (MCH) seriously. To raise awareness about MCH issues, the government joined forces with a range of stakeholders to launch the official Week of Child and Maternal Health on Feb. 6, with a weeklong public fair in the Place de l’Obélisque in central Dakar that attracted more than 1,000 people. Similar fairs will be held in communities across the country over the next few years and are intended to offer people the opportunity to learn about their health and how to be in control of it.

The Dakar fair also provided a powerful venue for the premiere of the ENGAGE presentationLe Sénégal s’Engage: la Religion et la Santé familiale, that highlights the strong relationship between reproductive health and family planning issues with traditional religious values that support family health. Population Reference Bureau developed the presentation in close partnership with technical experts from the government of Senegal’s Department of Maternal and Child Health (DSME) and religious leaders from the Cadre des Religieux pour la Santé et le Développement (CRSD). The presentation was produced under the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The partners sought a presentation that would support Senegal’s ongoing efforts to significantly reduce its maternal and child mortality rates through reproductive health and family planning strategies. Using images, the most current data, and some key scripture passages, the presentation illustrates the links between family planning and birth spacing for improved maternal and child health and the overall well-being of Senegalese families, which is a key concern of faith leaders. It also touches on the inextricable link between health, poverty, food insecurity, and the environment. Breaking down complex concepts and using nontechnical language, the presentation shows how religious leaders in Senegal can guide families so that they can lead spiritual, happy, and healthy lives.

The presentation aligns with Senegal’s package of projects and reforms known as the Plan Sénégal Emergent, which emphasizes social and economic reforms, including significant investments in health. It was shown at the MCH fair’s opening ceremony. Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, the minister of Health and Family Welfare, along with religious leaders from each of Senegal’s 14 districts and leading representatives from USAID and other global health funders, welcomed the large crowd and spoke fervently about Senegal’s commitment to improving the lives of women and children, and their commitment to ensuring universal health care and strengthening community-level activities to improve the quality of care.

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, PACE—Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE)—increases support among policy audiences for effective health and population programs around the world. By increasing the flow of accurate, understandable information about population, family planning, and reproductive health to policy audiences, PACE enhances efforts carried out by civil society, the public sector, the development community, and donors. Under PACE and previous projects, PRB has developed a series of dynamic multimedia ENGAGE presentations to engage global leaders and country-level policymakers in issues related to family planning, reproductive health, and other key development issues.

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Zambia: On the Cusp of a Promising Future

Product: ENGAGE Multimedia Presentation

Author: Jessica Kali

Date: October 10, 2019

Zambia: On the Cusp of a Promising Future is an ENGAGE multimedia advocacy tool that builds awareness of the impact of rapid population growth on Zambia’s goal of becoming a prosperous upper middle-income country by 2030.

It is designed to boost individuals’ understanding of how population growth interacts with complex and interrelated challenges in the areas of education, economic growth, infrastructure development, and the health system, and reposition family planning as a national priority for improving health and well-being to help achieve Zambia’s development goals.

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Zambia: On the Cusp of a Promising Future

The presentation was launched on Wednesday, October 9 in Lusaka at a high-level public event featuring Mr. Chola Chabala, Permanent Secretary in charge of Development Planning and Administration at the Ministry of National Development Planning.

The presentation was also launched at the subnational level with events in Eastern Province, Luapula Province, and Western Province. Three fact sheets complement the presentation and illustrate how each province can support Zambia’s development goals.

A policy brief examines how current nationwide population trends and future population growth will affect Zambia’s agriculture, education, economic, and housing sectors between 2018 and 2030, and identifies policies that can slow population growth and adapt Zambia’s infrastructure and services to meet the needs of future generations.

Stakeholders from diverse sectors within Zambia will use these resources to promote policy dialogue about the challenges the country faces as a result of rapid population growth and the importance of family planning as an effective strategy for development.

Zambia: On the Cusp of a Promising Future was developed by the PACE Project in collaboration with Zambia’s Population and Development Department and a task force of experts in population, reproductive health, education, governance, youth, and gender.

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