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

Watch New Videos - October 2018


While Benin has made some progress in infant and neonatal mortality in recent years, the maternal mortality rate remains high at an estimated 405 deaths per 100,000 live births, almost double the global average. Since 2013, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities Project (APC) has been working with local NGOs in Benin to implement a community-based package of health care services to address infant, maternal, and neonatal mortality in the country. The package includes family planning interventions, which enable women and families to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. This video shows how APC and Ministry of Health are working to bring healthcare to the doorstep of the communities.

Photos from Benin


News from Benin

2018

November 12, 2018 to November 15, 2018
| Event

APC plans to attend and present during several sessions at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning this November in Kigali, Rwanda. APC staff and representatives will join others in the family planning community to share best practices, recognize achievements, make renewed commitments to family planning, and chart a course forward. Join us as we contribute, learn, and celebrate this year’s theme, "Investing for a Lifetime of Returns."

October 25, 2018 | General News

While Benin has made some progress in infant and neonatal mortality in recent years, the maternal mortality rate remains high at an estimated 405 deaths per 100,000 live births, almost double the global average. Since 2013, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities Project (APC) has been working with local NGOs in Benin to implement a community-based package of health care services to address infant, maternal, and neonatal mortality in the country. The package includes family planning interventions, which enable women and families to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. This video shows how APC and Ministry of Health are working to bring healthcare to the doorstep of the communities.

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.