Engaging Faith Leaders in Senegal to Promote Women’s and Family Health

Authors: Katherine Marshall Lauren Herzog

April 27, 2015

Family planning and family health are national priorities for Senegal. An 18-month project facilitated by WFDD, with support from the Hewlett Foundation, aims to engage Senegalese religious leaders in dialogue and action to promote the National Family Planning Action Plan led by the Ministry of Health and Social Action. This brief frames the issue of reproductive health in Senegal, explains the faith context, and highlights WFDD’s role in the formation of a work group of faith leaders who support family planning from a religious perspective.