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Our goal is to improve the health of families in Senegal by reducing maternal and newborn mortality, improving nutrition for children under 5 years old, and raising standards of healthcare treatment and facility equipment. As part of the project, we are constructing and renovating rural health centers, providing training for medical personnel, implementing medical waste management, and acquiring medical equipment.

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What’s the situation in Senegal?

In Senegal, significant disparities exist in access to healthcare between urban and rural areas and across different socio-economic strata. Rates of illness and mortality among children under 5 are higher in rural areas, and maternal mortality remains high. Major causes of newborn mortality include prematurity and congenital defects. A significant proportion of children suffer from malnutrition, increasing their risk of death, particularly affecting those under 5 years old, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

Poverty is a leading cause of illness and mortality, compounded by high levels of illiteracy, lack of access to healthcare and clean drinking water, poor dietary habits, and hygiene practices. Implementing the project will improve the diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy complications, childbirth with complications, and enhance child survival rates, while also modernizing healthcare infrastructure.

The Diakhao Health Center is a new facility in western Senegal, where an average of 105 births occur monthly. According to standards, women who give birth should remain under observation for 48 hours post-delivery. Due to limited capacity, the center currently discharges women earlier than recommended.

How are we helping in Senegal?

Together with the World Vision organization, we are conducting activities to combat malnutrition and prevent it in the youngest children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. Our goal is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by improving perinatal care and increasing awareness in the local community about the healthy nutrition of children up to the age of 5.

We are renovating 5 health centers in the Diakhao region. We provide training for medical staff on procedures for severe malnutrition in children. We equip the delivery room with basic medical equipment, and 13 malnutrition treatment units with anthropometric equipment and nutritional supplements to enhance the care of severely malnourished children with complications. Thirteen health centers in the Fatick sanitary district will be equipped with newborn corners (places where newborns spend their first 6 hours of life).

We conduct cooking demonstrations and meetings on nutritional education to strengthen the knowledge of mothers and caregivers about recipes based on local products available in households, aiming to improve child development and reduce the risk of malnutrition in children. We provide rural health centers with educational materials on healthy nutrition.


So far

Trained midwives and nurses in emergency procedures
Renovated clinic
People trained during 250 educational meetings

2024-2026 / Senegal

„O Wood Yaye fo xa Tebandong” Comprehensive medical assistance for mother and child in Senegal

The aim of the project is to improve the health of families in three districts in Senegal by reducing the risk of maternal and newborn mortality, improving nutrition for children under 5 years old, and enhancing the standards of healthcare treatment and facility equipment. The project includes the construction and renovation of rural health centers, training for medical personnel, implementation of medical waste management, and procurement of portable ultrasound machines and ambulances to improve access to medical services.









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