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April 6, 2022

For Ella Gnanvi, the first two years of working as a medical warehouse manager could be summed up in one word: tedious. In her role as manager of medicines and medical supplies at the depot, Ella would receive orders from health centers situated in Cotonou, Benin’s economic capital, and work for a week to process them and fill out the stock cards. After consulting handwritten logs, checking inventory and expiration dates, and filling out endless amounts of paperwork, Ella would finally be able to send the medicines on to pharmacies for waiting clients.

February 14, 2022

In 2021, USAID partnered with the government of Benin’s National Program for the Prevention of Communicable Diseases (PNLMT) to promote the use of digital technology in health campaigns. To improve the use and distribution of medicine, health workers used more than 3,200 smartphones and 350 solar chargers during an onchocerciasis health campaign between March and November 2021 to track dispersal of ivermectin tablets, which are used to treat onchocerciasis. The data, which was available in real time to health teams and coordinating offices, guided decision-making and provided feedback to resolve logistical and planning issues. 

May 21, 2021

The United States Government is providing protective equipment and health supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including among orphans, older people, and people with disabilities, in the departments of Alibori, Atacora, Ouémé, and Plateau.

April 26, 2021

The United States Government celebrates the progress made in the fight against malaria in Benin alongside the Ministry of Health and local and international partners at a ceremony to observe World Malaria Day in Avrankou, Ouémé. This past year, COVID-19 created an unprecedented global crisis. Yet malaria has long been a crisis in Benin. The efforts Benin has taken to sustain essential malaria services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are saving many lives. Benin’s continued resilience and creativity in the dual fight against malaria and COVID-19 is inspiring.

April 22, 2021

Louise Sambieni, a woman living in the village of Kountori, Atacora Department, Benin, was unable to afford the medicine she needed when she fell ill with malaria. Fortunately, as a member of the Tilyikna Women’s Group, an organization representing 50 women, Louise had somewhere to turn.

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Last updated: July 05, 2022

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