Partnering on innovative technologies and stronger health systems
PATH has worked side by side with government and community partners in Senegal since 2001. Together, we are addressing some of Senegal’s most urgent health concerns, including high rates of maternal and child deaths.
This collaborative approach is a hallmark of our strategy to take innovation to scale. We listen closely to countries’ needs, mobilize stakeholders, and support Ministry of Health efforts at all levels to accelerate proven solutions. Thanks to our long-term relationships and expertise in project management and health systems strengthening, we are having sustainable impact while also reacting quickly to emerging concerns. For example, PATH was able to step up quickly to help Senegal build an emergency operation center during the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Our work in Senegal
PATH's robust portfolio of projects focuses on four areas: infectious diseases, strengthening health systems, reproductive health, and noncommunicable diseases.
Infectious diseases: PATH is on the frontlines of country-level malaria elimination. Our Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) is collaborating with Senegal’s Ministry of Health to demonstrate a pathway toward elimination by developing and evaluating strategies. PATH is also supporting the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, which is mobilizing all levels of society toward malaria elimination.
Health system strengthening: PATH is working closely with the Ministry of Health to improve service delivery and care for the Senegalese population. We are strengthening drug availability and supply chains and supporting the Global Health Security Agenda, which aims to prevent worldwide epidemics by strengthening disease surveillance and laboratory and health information systems. Our Senegal program also serves as a hub for testing and field validation of new devices.
Reproductive health: PATH is opening doors to women who want access to contraception by working with government and civil-society organizations to make options available throughout Senegal and the region. We are leading the introduction of the new, easy-to-use injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press. PATH is also helping to evaluate the introduction of the HPV vaccine in several countries in West Africa.
Noncommunicable diseases: Diabetes, hypertension, and other noncommunicable diseases are on the rise in Senegal. The No Empty Shelves for Diabetes project seeks to understand the barriers to care for diabetic patients. PATH is also supporting the government to develop an integrated strategy for better managing noncommunicable diseases.
Photo: PATH/Fatou Kande-Senghor.
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