Guide for Constructive Men's Engagement in Reproductive Health
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In 1990, Mali adopted an innovative document called the "Sectoral Policy for Health and Population." The implementation of this policy by the government and its various partners contributed to bringing public health facilities closer to the population. Thus, 76 percent and 51 percent of the population are now located within a radius of 15 km and 5 km, respectively, from health services (Local Medical Information System or SLIS, 2006).
In spite of these efforts, indicators for reproductive health, especially maternal mortality and contraceptive prevalence, are rather alarming. It is for these reasons that the Ministry of Health, through the National Management of Health (DNS)/Division of Reproductive Health (DSR) undertook drafting of the Guide for Constructive Men's Engagement in Reproductive Health, with technical and financial support from the USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1. Indeed, men play a central role in decisionmaking regarding the health of couples and families in most countries around the world. The effective engagement of men in reproductive health programs and projects will contribute to the improvement of reproductive health indicators, particularly maternal morbidity and maternal, neonatal, and infant mortality rates.
The guide is also available in French.
|No. of Pages:||38|
|Keywords:||Gender, GBV, Men/Male Involvement, FP/RH|