Senegal

 

Senegal

2010, health workers with a premature baby at the premature babies unit at the Abass Ndao Hospital in Dakar. ©UNICEF/Longobardi

 

Goal: Improve the policy and regulatory environment for vital products, strengthen the national supply chain system, increase demand and use of quality products, ensure coordination, and monitoring and evaluation.

The Senegalese Ministry of Health and its partners, requested support, through a commodity-focus plan at first and then through an RMNCH Country Engagement Process to strengthen the supply chain and the distribution of essential products. In 2015, 209 members of district and regional teams, 1460 nurses and 1460 drug custodians had been trained on the push model, which now integrates vital products for the health of mothers and children. To date, 30% of delivery points have started the distribution model covering 70% of the population. Funds were also used to staff several health facilities in the country and to procure vehicles.

To improve policy and regulatory environment for quality assured life-saving commodities the country team obtained Temporary Authorizations of Use (ATU). National Control Laboratory staff was trained on quality control and reporting adverse effects.

Senegalese partners entered and agreement with pharmacists in the private sector for the training of private providers throughout the 14 regions.

The Ministry of Health organized Child Survival Days during which almost 1.3 million children aged 6 to 59 months in 9 regions benefited from a free service package including diarrhea active screening and care.

The graph below summarizes the country context and the  achievements to date with the support that the country has received.

Senegal - Infographics

Senegal - Infographics

Track Results

Senegal - Track Results