Strengthening health systems since 2001
For two decades we have worked alongside the Senegalese Government, health care workers, private sector companies, and other stakeholders to strengthen health systems and improve health equity across Senegal. From improved abilities to detect and respond to disease outbreaks to stronger supply chains for vaccines and medicines, we are seeing the impact of our efforts on behalf of the Senegalese people.
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A bridge between sectors
PATH is proud of our longstanding relationship with the Senegalese government. This partnership, combined with our relationships with a diverse range of private sector stakeholders—both within and outside the health sector—has enabled PATH to play a key role strengthening trust, dialogue, and collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Pivoting to fight a pandemic
Our existing relationships and experience—especially our work supporting Senegal’s Emergency Operations Center—positioned PATH to rapidly support the government in its COVID-19 response. We provide critical technical assistance to communities, health care providers, health system managers, and policymakers responding to the immediate disease threat, while protecting essential health services.
Through the Global Health Security Agenda and USAID’s Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance program, PATH supports the Ministry of Health to strengthen national and sub-national capacities to prevent, detect, respond, and control infectious disease outbreaks. We have contributed to the development of a national emergency operations center, a strategic plan for laboratories to strengthen biosafety and biosecurity capacity to improve disease surveillance and outbreak detection, including antimicrobial resistance.
Data is essential to understanding health systems, making decisions about resource optimization, and strengthening health system practices across a variety of core functions. In Senegal, PATH strengthens systems to collect data, cultivates skills, and builds a culture of data use. Digital Square, which is housed at PATH, partnered with USAID and other stakeholders to investigate the potential benefit to low- and middle-income countries of advanced Decision Support Systems. We helped build a digital health information system that can pinpoint malaria hotspots and mobilize response. This system has been adapted to monitor and manage COVID-19 cases. PATH is also a global evaluation partner for the Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluation in Senegal, where we use innovative approaches to generate timely feedback and recommendations for Global Fund decision-makers and key stakeholders in Senegal, and we are generating evidence to inform decisions around clinical tools for childhood illnesses such as pulse oximetry.
PATH envisions a world in which lifesaving drugs, vaccines, and commodities are available on time, in sufficient quantity, and at a reasonable cost to everyone who needs them. PATH Senegal has advanced supply chain improvements for many years, especially around packaging and temperature monitoring for vaccines and procurement and stock information across the public health system. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, PATH scaled previous work to support a comprehensive plan to meet respiratory care needs.
While great progress has been made, Senegal still sees an estimated one million cases of malaria annually. Data-centered approaches paired with integrated surveillance systems are key to break the transmission cycle between communities, reach those hardest to reach, and build systems capable of handling the unexpected. Malaria knows no borders; we collaborate with neighboring countries, such as The Gambia, to ensure coordinated intervention deployment and harmonized data systems.
Over the last four decades, PATH has developed products and approaches that place people at the center of their own health decisions. Our work on self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is grounded in the belief that women and girls should have self-determined choice about their health and their bodies. In Senegal, PATH is advancing self-care for SRHR through policy change, coordination, and introduction of women-controlled products. In collaboration with the MOH, we are bringing together partners from across sectors to ensure that women and girls have the information, agency, and tools they need manage their own health and well-being. PATH also supports the scale-up of DMPA-SC, a self-injectable contraceptive that puts the power of protection in women’s hands.
Selected partners and funders
Selected partners & funders
Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
PMI, USAID and CDC
The Fleming Fund
The Global Fund
Our primary office is located in Dakar.
PATH Senegal also works in Thies, Fatick, Tambacounda, Ranerou, Matam, Richard-Toll, Louga, and Saint-Louis.
Rue Saint John Perse X F
BP 15115, Dakar-Fann
Meet our team
Country Director, Senegal
Dr. Doudou Diop
Team Lead, IDDS
Senior Program Officer
Regional Director, West Africa, Malaria
Chief People and Diversity Officer
Dr. Moustapha Cisse
Deputy Director, Malaria
Sira Thiam Konate
Program Coordinator, Global Health Security Agency
Senior Program Officer
Technical Advisor, Living Labs Senegal
Sr. Global Recruiter, West and Central Africa
Senior Executive Assistant
Generalist, Human Resources, Senegal and Ghana
Regional IT Officer