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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.

April 7, 2021

For 40 years, community health workers (CHWs) have been at the forefront of Benin’s community health strategy, and with the government’s support, are now taking a greater lead in data management using regularly updated registers. However, the data contained in these registers is often not systematically transferred to a central database and mired with frequent calculation errors, hindering the proper use of community data for decision-making around allocation of resources for community health. 

March 15, 2021

The United States Government assisted the Benin Human Rights Commission (BHRC) with training on organizational accreditation, advocacy, and investigating and reporting on acts of torture, to strengthen the BHRC’s functions as a human rights institution. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States supported three two-day workshops for the BHRC’s commissioners and staff between February 22 and March 11.


Last updated: September 10, 2021

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