Mauritania

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One of the smallest countries in population, this Islamic State has recently seen a transition from focusing on “birth spacing” to “family planning”, gradually breaking taboos around contraception. This is the result of years of advocacy and collaboration at the highest level by FP2020 focal points among others, as Mauritania approved its first RH/FP law in the country’s history in 2017. Later that same year, the Ministry of Health published a ‘Note Circulaire’, stating that all public, para-public, and private health centers that have qualified staff may offer a choice of contraceptive methods, and that postpartum counseling starts at the first prenatal visit. Despite these strides, there are still a number of challenges for health workers around stockouts, forecasting, supply chain, and logistics, especially to the remote areas of this vast desert country, as well as with public education on family planning.





2013

2014

  • Mauritania: Action Plan for Birth Spacing for 2014-2018 Read More

2015

  • Mauritania FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire... Read More

2016

  • Mauritania - Country Action: Opportunities, Challenges, and... Read More

2017

  • Mauritania FP2020 Revitalized Commitment 2017 Read More
  • Mauritania Actions for Acceleration, 2018-2019 (French) Read More

2018

  • Mauritania FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire... Read More

Data

The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.

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Contraceptive Use
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Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.

source : pDHS 2015

Core Indicator Estimates

FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of Mauritania and these Core Indicators, click below.

Key Documents

Mauritania FP2020 Revitalized Commitment 2017
Mauritania FP2020 Revitalized Commitment 2017
Mauritania: Action Plan for Birth Spacing for 2014-2018
Mauritania: Action Plan for Birth Spacing for 2014-2018
Mauritania’s Declaration for the International Conference on Family Planning, Addis Ababa
Mauritania’s Declaration for the International Conference on...

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