Project title: Demography and Sexual and Reproductive Health « DEMSAN »

Coverage area:

8 francophone countries in ECOWAS: Benin, Burkina, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo

Start date: April 2017

End date: March 2020

Project Development Objective (PDO): Accelerate demographic transitions in ECOWAS Francophone countries

Specific objectives:

  • Strengthen the role and missions of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) in steering and knowledge management on population and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues;
  • Strengthen political advocacy for sexual and reproductive rights and health, and promote the emergence of civil society in these areas;
  • Strengthen the capacity of ECOWAS Member States to develop and implement policies and strategies for sexual and reproductive rights and health


  • C1: Strengthening WAHO's Observatory Function
  • C2: Support to the Regional Financing Mechanism
  • C3: WAHO Capacity Building

Regional coordination:

  • CR1: West African Health Organization (WAHO)
  • CR2: French Development Agency (AFD)

Implementing Agencies:

  • IA1: West African Health Organization (WAHO)
  • IA2: Ministries of Health
  • IA3: Civil Society Organization and Social Marketing Agencies

Linkage of activities with WAHO's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

  • Program 1: Health information and research for health;
  • Program 4: Health Promotion;
  • Program 7: Maternal, child, adolescent, youth health including the aged
  • Program 11: Technical assistance to Member States;
  • Program 12: Technical and financial cooperation and policy harmonization. 
West African Health Organization
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