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Senegal is making sweeping changes to its healthcare system. Vaccinations, doctor's visits and emergency care for children under five will all be paid for by the state. But some say the measures don't go far enough. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Thies.
THIÈS, Senegal, 20 May 2010 UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake is in Senegal for a global conference on girls education and gender equality. In Dakar earlier this week, he also had the chance to visit rural health centres that are beyond the reach of urban services. Health-care disparities between urban and rural areas in Senegal remain high. It confirmed for me that we cant wait for health systems to work their way out from the centre, said Mr. Lake. We have to be working in the communities as well. There are strong communities. They just need the services to deliver vaccines. The UNICEF-supported non-governmental organization Tostan has established a Community Empowerment Programme in Senegal to teach villagers about womens health and human rights in local languages. The prog...
A project in Senegal has demonstrated the potential for significant improvements in prompt and effective treatment of malaria at community level, with the proportion of children going to a local health hut for care increasing five-fold in three years. The Pfizer Mobilize Against Malaria Program (MAM) involved local partners and stakeholders in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal and a global evaluation team from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
In Senegal, electrical and electronic products thrown into public dumps are increasingly becoming a threat to the environment and to the health of the populations. Vik Chege has that story Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
For more stories to inspire the end of extreme poverty visit: https://stories.usaid.gov In her tiny village in rural Senegal, Hapsatou Ka does it all to fight stubborn malnutrition. In this short film in USAID’s Extreme Possibilities series, follow Hapsatou in her roles as teacher, leader advocate and entrepreneur on her quest to put her community on the path to better health.
Midwives employed by the Senegal government are trying to make it easier for women to have fewer children. Local religious and cultural beliefs are often an obstacle to birth control in the African country. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Ficelle. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
http://www.pacificprime.com/countries/senegal/ If you live and work in Senegal, then you are very lucky, but it is very important that you have the right health insurance plan. Pacific Prime is the world largest distributor of international private medical insurance to individual, families and SMEs. In fact in 2013 we were rewarded at the top global distributor's award for IHI Denmark and Bupa International. But we don't just work with these two insurers. We work with all international private medical insurers, and in fact for most of them, we are the world largest distributor, or perhaps top 1-2-3. So what does this mean ? Well what we hope is that we would have the opportunity to spend a few minutes talking to you to understand yours needs, and explained to you, how the different healt...
The World Health Organization says that a quarter of Senegalese women use skin-lightening products regularly. The products, even those claiming to have so-called "natural" components, can contain mercury, hydroquinone or caustic agents like sodium hydroxide. These are dangerous ingredients that can cause cancer and are potentially disfiguring. VOA's Anne Look has more from Dakar, where women say the risks are simply the price of beauty.
Victoria Peter, Expatriate in Senegal and the Ivory Coast How does the health system work in Senegal? As far as the health system is concerned, I had a motorbike accident in Burkina Faso and I was transferred to Dakar for an operation on my elbow. I was in a private hospital which was excellent; it was really up to European standards. I just handed over my French health insurance card when it was all over, and everything was paid for. It was a really good experience. On the other hand, I had to attend a public hospital, and you can’t stay in these places. You walk into these hospitals and there’s a smell of blood and death. You see people who are suffering and almost at death’s door. That’s where you see the local population, which has no insurance, and even if they do have insurance, ...
RYOT went with Olivia Wilde to Senegal to document first-hand the work of the incredible 1 Million Community Health Workers initiative. Started by Columbia's Earth Institute, the goal of the 1 Million Health Workers Campaign is, quite literally, to scale up to 1 million health workers in sub-Saharan African communities by 2015. By training community members in basic healthcare, family planning, sanitation counseling and providing them with medical supplies, this campaign will reduce maternal and infant death rates, provide HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis treatment and bring essential healthcare to regions in desperate need. Subscribe: http://youtube.com/ryot Facebook: http://facebook.com/ryotnews Twitter: http://twitter.com/ryotnews Instagram: http://instagram.com/ryotnews To learn ...
Senegal has introduced a new group of community health workers, called DSDOMs or home-based care providers. These volunteer community health workers are providing life-saving malaria treatment to those without access to a health facility. Armed with a tool box including rapid diagnostic tests, to detect malaria with the prick of a finger, and medicines, to treat those who test positive, community health workers can provide fast and free care to their sick neighbors without ever having to leave their village. To date, the program has expanded from 20 villages to 1000 villages and, where the program is active, villages have seen a decrease in malaria deaths to near zero. Successful programs like this one are living proof that we're winning fight against malaria.
This year, UNICEFs flagship report, The State of the Worlds Children to be launched on 15 January addresses the need to close one of the greatest health divides between industrialized and developing countries: maternal mortality. Here is one in a series of related stories. By Thomas Nybo KOLDA, Senegal, 13 January 2009 Daddo Sabaly's first four children all died before their first birthday, from either disease or malnutrition. Ms. Sabaly lives in the Kolda region of Senegal, which historically has had one of the country's highest rates of infant mortality. Her fifth child, a boy named Abdoulaye, is now five. Her sixth is a healthy nine-month-old girl. Ms. Sabaly credits a community health centre for her children's survival, as well as a community nutrition programme that identi...
Over the years, different birthing trends have emerged and caught on -- from natural births to water births, under the guidance of midwives and gynecologists. In Senegal, however, more women are opting for cesarean sections -- even though they are far more expensive than natural births. Let's find out why. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Human Appeal is working in Senegal giving medical support to local communities. Opened in 2002, this centre has so far served more than 11,000 patients. With limited staff, our doctors help more than 80 people each day. With your help, we can continue improving the medical equipment and increase medical supplies.