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Benin will increase the national budget dedicated to health to 10% by 2015 .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Benin
  • Topic: Health and population
  • Keywords: Finance, Health and population, Gender Equality, Women and youth
  • Location: Benin
  • Date of completion: 2018
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
Benin will increase the national budget dedicated to health to 10% by 2015
Description/achievement of initiative

Benin will increase the national budget dedicated to health to 10% by 2015 with a particular focus on women, children, adolescents and HIV; introduce a policy to ensure universal free access to emergency obstetric care; ensure access to the full package of reproductive health interventions by 2018; and increase the use of contraception from 6.2% to 15%. Benin will also step up efforts to address HIV/AIDS through providing ARVs to 90% of HIV+ pregnant women; ensuring that 90% of health centres offer PMTCT services; and enacting measures against stigma and discrimination. Benin will develop new policies on adolescent sexual health; pass a law against the trafficking of children, and implement new legislation on gender equality.

Implementation methodologies

By introducing a policy to ensure universal free access to emergency obstetric care, Benin will also Benin will develop new policies on adolescent sexual health; pass a law against the trafficking of children, and implement new legislation on gender equality.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Benin will increase the national budget dedicated to health to 10% by 2015 with a particular focus on women, children, adolescents and HIV. 2015
Benin will also ensure access to the full package of reproductive health interventions by 2018. 2018
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