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Maternal and Infant Health, a National Issue: Religious Leaders Mobilize for Family Well-Being

March 11, 2015

The Working Group of Religious Leaders on Health and Development [Cadre de Concertation des Leaders Religieux sur la Santé et le Développement] and the Senegalese Ministry of Health, with the support of WFDD and the Hewlett Foundation, held a meeting with religious leaders and key health stakeholders in Dakar, Senegal on March 11, 2015 to discuss the role and potential of religious communities in family planning efforts. Participants included religious leaders representing the various Senegalese Sufi orders and Christian denominations, faith-inspired organizations, and development actors working on reproductive health in Senegal. This event is part of a larger project exploring the engagement of religious leaders and communities in Senegal on development issues such as family planning.

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