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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...
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.
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
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.
If the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has exposed anything, it is the poor health facilities often stagnated due to poor governance in the region. However, in Senegal the government is going the extra mile to improve its innoculation programme for children to reduce the number of fatalities from preventable diseases. Among the challenges is the design of the vaccination coolers which, although specifically made for the task, are not suitable for travel accross the irregular terrain, according to some nurses. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Nioro, Senegal.
See the local health post and how the health director manages to keep providing healthcare to the community.
Based on a training experience of 40 women community leaders in Senegal, the video explains the WHO training concept to teach basic food safety principles to prevent foodborne diseases from farm to table through the Five Keys to Safer Food and the Five Keys to Growing Safer Fruits and Vegetables. This video was produced to encourage countries to build on the example of Senegal and empower women through food safety education.
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
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.
In contrast to much of the rest of the world, cigarette companies in Senegal are free to reduce prices at a moment's notice. The US firm Philip Morris recently cut the price by forty percent. But some NGOs and anti-smoking groups have condemned the lower prices, and the Health Ministry is considering new measures.Duration:01:55