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Country Profile: Benin
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AIDS Programmes

National Strategic Framework: 2006-2010; see also 2001-2005


The national response is coordinated by the National AIDS-Control Committee (CNLS), which is presided over by the Head of State. The National Committee comprises all the actors involved in AIDS response: ministries (Education, Defence, Health, Youth, Welfare, etc.), civil society, partners and associations of people living with HIV.

Bénin has a well-functioning surveillance system among antenatal clinics (ANC) that was established in 1990.

Sources: UNAIDS

HIV/AIDS Organisations

Contact person: Tel: +229 30 77 00
Location: B.P. 08-0876
Tri Postal
Cotonou, Benin
Fax: +229 30 77 03
What we do:  Information on prevention; distribution of primary health care products to low-income families; condom distribution and contraception products.

  Centre de Coopération Internationale en Santé et en Développement (CCISD) / Centre for International Cooperation in Health and Development Projet SIDA 3 – Bénin
Contact person: Marguerite Ndour, national co-ordinator Tel: +229 30 34 71
Location: B.P. 08-0900
Cotonou, Benin
Fax: +229 30 34 71
What we do: Supports a number of basic health services located in underprivileged urban areas, in areas and places of prostitution and along migratory routes. Activities centre on personnel training and STD control, particularly by ensuring access to essential drugs, by providing training, and by supporting community organizations.

  Centre Hospitalier Départemental de l'Ouémé
Contact person: Dr Magloire Favi Favi Tel: +229 21 35 90
Location: Porto-Novo, Benin Fax:
What we do:  Treatment; trials.

 Centre National Hospitalier et Universitaire
Contact person: Dr Sagbohan Sagbohan Tel: +229 30 01 55
Location: 05 B.P. 992
Cotonou, Benin
  Email: [email protected]
What we do: Treatment; trials.

 Jeunesse Beninoise et SIDA (JB-SIDA)
Contact person: Laurent Houndeton Tel: +229 95 88 91
Location: B.P. 1584
Porto-Novo, Benin
Fax: +229 21 25 25
  Modile: +229 9 05 57 97
  E-mail: [email protected]
What we do: Development and promotion of medical information and education on prevention aimed at young people; youth awareness; cooperation and exchanges with similar organisations abroad.

 UNAIDS Country Co-ordinator (Togo and Benin)
Contact person: Yamina Chakkar Tel: +229 31 63 87
Location: Fax: +229 31 63 87
  Email: [email protected]
What we do:

 Chair, UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS and
Contact person: Jacques Roy,
WFP representative
Tel: +229 21 31 48 92
Location: Fax: +229 21 31 55 03
What we do:

 UNAIDS Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa
Contact person: Dr Meskerem Grunitzky Bekele, director Tel: +221 869 06 64
Location: P.O. Box 5748
Dakar, Senegal
Fax: +221 869 06 80
  Email: [email protected]
What we do:

Sources: - The Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
- The World Bank
- World Health Organization
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- Country Profiles United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
- 2005. “World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision.” New York.
- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Treatment Map

Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%): 1.80%
No. Of People living with HIV/AIDS: 87,000
No. Of HIV Testing & Counseling Sites (2005, ): 28 with additional mobile sites
No. Of People in need of ART: 14,000
No. Of People on ART (2004): 72,000
No. Of Sites Reportedly Distributing ART (2005): 43
No. Of People on ART Public Sector: n/a
No. Of People on ART Private Sector: n/a
No. Of People on ART in Non-Governmental Programmes: n/a
No. Of People Expected to be on ART (2005 End): n/a
Front Line Drug Regimen: n/a
*PMTCT Regimen: n/a

HIV/AIDS Fund Disbursements:
Total Funds Disbursed By The Global Fund as of Sept. 2006: US$24 065 615
Total Funds Disbursed By The World Bank Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Programme (MAP) as of Sept. 2006: US$ 23 million
Total Funds Disbursed By PEPFAR During 2005 Fiscal Year: nil

Sources: UNGASS Report


Demographics (United Nations Population Fund):
Population: 8,439,000
Population aged 15-59: 4,345,000
Urban population: 3,891,000

Under 5 mortality per 1000 births: 147
Male life expectancy: 52 years
Female life expectancy: 53 years
Combined average life expectancy: 52.5 years
Combined average life expectancy 1975-1980: 49.2 years

Education (UNESCO, 2004):
Males with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths:
18% (2004 UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate)
Females with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths:
34% (2004 UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate)

Literacy rates (UNESCO, 2004):
Percentage of literate males aged 15 or older: 54.8 percent
Percentage of literate females aged 15 or older: 25.5 percent
Combined literacy rate for aged 15 or older: 39.8 percent
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