Baby Jill


  Gilbere and his family are refugees from the country of Guinea Bissau, and live at a refugee camp in Abene, a village thirty minutes outside of Kafountine, in Senegal. Expecting their ninth child, Gilbere waited for his wife Ilia, sleeping outside of the Kafountine Hospital at night. He had not eaten for nearly two days and was being bitten by mosquitoes. Gilbere and

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Family Planning Saves Lives


Saving lives through contraception In Senegal, less than 12% of women have access to birth control. At SHI we are strong advocates for family planning and birth spacing. We firmly believe that all women have the right to choose the size of their family and when to have their children.  In Senegal, less than 12% of women are using birth control.  This low number

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