Senegal’s Reproductive Health Challenge: Religious Dimensions and Engagement

Authors: Katherine Marshall Lauren Herzog

April 27, 2015

Senegal aspires to rapid social and economic progress, with ambitious goals set for 2030. Within national plans, human development, especially family well-being and health services, receives considerable attention; reproductive health services and family planning, in particular, rank high in national development. This brief explains the challenge of reproductive health in Senegal, frames the religious dimensions of the issue, and provides an overview of religious engagement within the framework of the National Family Planning Action Plan.