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  • Community health workers educate communities how to use bednets to prevent malaria

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  • Trained Community Health Workers provide valuable counsel to families in villages throughout Benin

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Social service agent Pélagie Houndodjade in her office at the One Stop Care Center in Parakou
Gender-Based Violence in Benin: Working Toward Sustainable Care
A facilitator leads a discussion with a women's group using the Tekponon Jikuagou story cards about couple communication, family
Social Networks Strengthen Use of Family Planning in Benin

About Benin

Benin is a stable and peaceful country that has maintained more than two decades of democratic governance. The country’s refurbished port, increased investments in infrastructure, and sustained economic growth rate of around 5.5 percent underscore its potential. However, the country continues to face many of the same challenges related to endemic poverty that affects countries in the region.  Benin ranks 163 out of 189 countries on the Human Development Index, and more than a third of the population lives in poverty. Nearly half of all Beninese children under five years old are stunted due to malnutrition. Regional disparities also remain a challenge, as does worrying levels of corruption that impede the flow of services to citizens. 

Last updated: May 31, 2019

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USAID/Benin Mission

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Craig Lamberton
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
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