Benin

Office Staff

  • Jean AFFO, Country Director
  • Nadège HOUETOHOSSOU, Operations and Finance Manager
  • Florence DJIHOUN, Family Planning Specialist
  • Odilon HOUNYOM&E Advisor
  • Alexis ZANNOUM&E Assistant
  • Isaie APKADriver

Contact Information

Address: Maison Jacques Christophe Boko, 804 Sikecodji, Cotonou, Benin

Phone: +229-95 95 31 83

Office Objectives

  1. Strengthen capacity of USAID's PIHI (high impact intervention) NGOs to implement a high quality community-based package of health services, including family planning
  2. Facilitate shared learning and build awareness of best practices in PIHI
  3. Work with partners and the MOH to introduce Sayana Press (innovative contraceptive injectable) to community programs in Benin
  4. Finalize community based family planning (CBFP) /community based access to injectables pilot evaluation and disseminate results
  5. Work with MOH to engage stakeholders in CBFP policy change

Primary Activities

APC / Benin provides technical assistance to USAID / Benin and technical support to the Ministry of Health to implement high-impact interventions at the community level. This technical assistance includes capacity building of local NGOs in monitoring and evaluation, as well as supervising, documenting, and reporting on community activities. APC is leading the national rollout of the innovative contraceptive injectable Sayana Press, starting in USAID-funded health zones.

Health Areas

  • Community Health
  • Family Planning
  • Urban Health
  • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness at Community level (malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia)
  • Water, Hygiene and Sanitation

News from Benin

2017

October 26, 2017 | Blog

On World Contraception Day, the Government of Benin formally acknowledged Sayana Press as a fully registered contraceptive choice in Benin. The launch of Sayana Press is a milestone that will give women and young people a chance to meet their reproductive needs.

September 25, 2017 | Blog

In May 2016, relais communautaires began introducing Sayana Press. In the three months since introduction, more than 450 women have received the contraceptive injection.