Home to 6.6 million people, Togo is a small West African nation situated between Ghana and Benin. Despite recent economic progress and an increase in primary school enrollment among girls, advancements in reproductive health are lagging. Today, Togo has one of the highest levels of unmet need for contraception in the world. Approximately 41% of women in Togo want to use contraceptives, but lack access, and only 12% of women currently use a modern method of contraception.
In 2013, EngenderHealth and the U.S. Agency for International Development/West Africa launched Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF), a five-year program designed to expand women’s access to and use of family planning services in five West African countries.By educating communities on the benefits of contraception, training providers to deliver quality services, and expanding access in underserved communities, we will work to increase informed decision making about family planning and broaden voluntary use of contraceptives.