For more than a decade, we've collaborated with the government, health workers, and other local stakeholders in Senegal to strengthen the country's health systems and bring high-quality, integrated health services to more communities than ever.
And together, we've made great progress.
Child mortality and malaria-related deaths have dropped, access to family planning has risen, and the country has stabilized a low incidence of HIV. Today we're working hard to make sure these successes are just the beginning.
Increased exclusive breastfeeding by 35%.
Trained 300+ religious and traditional leaders and 400+ youth ambassadors in family planning advocacy.
Trained 2,900+ health workers in pharmaceutical stock management and pharmacovigilance.
Trained 297 local elected officials and members of 63 health development committees on their roles and responsibilities in health management in Senegal.
Improved cardiovascular health outcomes in four districts in Dakar, Senegal.
By addressing hypertension from primary prevention at the community level to treatment at referral health centers, the links to treatment increased from 71% to 86% for cases diagnosed; the number of clients on treatment who have hypertension under control improved from 5% to 30%; and the net systolic change among hypertensive patients decreased by an average of 15,51 mmHg in 12 months.
Used our interactive voice response system to provide refresher training to 20 midwives, nurses, nursing assistants, and health agents in Senegal, in languages tailored to their different ethnic and cultural subgroups.
Increased the number of new clients who choose modern methods of contraception by 64% in 100 health facilities in Senegal, after the facilities implemented our performance improvement and mentoring approach, TutoratPlus.
Implemented low-cost innovations powered by mobile technology to improve health management information systems and contraceptive logistics in Senegal, and help health workers more quickly find the information they need to make decisions.
Made Sayana Press available to the poorest women in Senegal at low or no cost. The contraceptive's novel delivery system eliminates the need to prepare a needle and syringe, which means it can be administered by health workers or by users at home.
Introduced and scaled up an integrated package of high-quality health services in 11 regions in Senegal.
Distributed insecticide-treated bed nets throughout Senegal’s 14 regions and trained communities to prevent and respond to malaria and advocate for better health services.
Developed national guidelines in Senegal that encourage community health workers to diagnose and treat malaria with Artemisinin combination therapy.
Built health workers’ clinical, leadership, and management skills in 37 health centers and 112 health posts in Senegal to improve the quality of facility-based health services.
Educated Senegalese communities through public campaigns about the dangers of malaria and the importance of seeking care within 24 hours of the onset of malaria-like symptoms, especially for young children, and taking all medication as prescribed.
Trained 5,000+ health workers in Senegal to prevent, diagnose, and treat malaria, particularly in pregnant women and young children.
Encouraged policy changes in Senegal that help more people access family planning services and advocated for long-lasting financial and political support for family planning.
Strengthened family planning services in 30 private companies and service delivery points in Senegal, and helped make long-acting family planning methods—previously offered only in hospitals and health centers—available in health posts.