In Senegal: Serious Concern Over Declining Fertility Rates In The Country

In the recent demographic survey conducted by the National Agency for Statistics and Demography on fertility , it was found that women no longer give birth as they did in Senegal. The fertility rate has fallen sharply. Contraception has taken a big place in couples. As a result, the fertility rate has fallen sharply, as Aboubacar Sadikh Bèye, Director General of ANSD, has said.


” This is the first time that Senegal has fallen below the average of 5 children per woman of childbearing age. This year’s survey shows that on average we are at 4.7 children per woman, “said Mr. Bèye.

”  Infant mortality among children under one year has increased from 43 per thousand to 36 per thousand between 2012-2013 and 2016, and infant and child mortality (less than five years) has increased from 65 per thousand in 2012-2013 to 51 in 2016, “said the director of the ANSD, who also mentioned a decline in fertility.
”  This is the first time in Senegal that we are below the average of 5 children per woman of childbearing age from 15 to 49 years, ” he said.
”  Reliable, up-to-date and accessible data is a sine qua non for the formulation of relevant and appropriate development policies and strategies “.
Aboubacar Sadikh Bèye also explains that the availability of insecticide-treated nets ”  has increased significantly, from 20% in 2005 to 73% in 2012-2013 and 82% in 2016 “.

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