A HEALTHIER SENEGAL

Delivering VITAL Healthcare Services

We work with professionalized community health workers — who are selected from their communities, trained, paid, supervised, and supplied to serve the daily health needs of their neighbors by delivering healthcare services, including reproductive, maternal, and neonatal health and child health.

THE CHALLENGE

 The national maternal mortality ratio (MMR) sits at 315 per 100,000 live births. When the data is disaggregated by both region and cause of death, an even more challenging picture emerges. Government statistics show that while the MMR was 389 in urban areas, it was 459 in rural areas overall, and as high as 700 in the most remote, underserviced areas of the country. Direct obstetrical causes (hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, haemorrhage, infection, unsafe abortion and obstructed labour) account for the majority of these deaths.

THE SOLUTION

FOHSEN employs trained community health workers (CHWs) who serve the daily health needs of populations by delivering an integrated package of healthcare services, including reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health. Through FOHSEN’s Digital platform, we ensure that all families have access to the services they need without incurring financial hardships. 

Our global ambassadors meet in Nganda for a community listening session. 

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RURAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CONSULTS

OUR VALUES

EDUCATION

Changing attitudes and behaviors.

EQUITY

Addressing complex, systemic inequity.

EMPOWERMENT

Equipping rural communities to lead.

COLLABORATION

Working with national and local professionals.

 

A Healthier Senegal

THE SENEGALESE HEALTH CRISIS

68% Of Rural Households Do Not Have Access To A Health Center
24,708 Children Die Before The Age Of Five
41% Of Births Are Not Attended By Skilled Medical Personnel
30% Of Senegalese People Will Never See A Doctor In Their Lifetime

Get Involved

JOIN FOHSEN IN IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES IN RURAL SENEGALESE COMMUNITIES.

FOHSEN relies on Staff members and Board Members to support our work.

 

Learn more about joining our team by emailing administrator@fohsen.org.

A Brighter Future — For Senegal’s Community

While substantial progress has been made, health inequity remains a reality for most, specifically for those who live in rural communities. The Foundation for a Healthier Senegal is committed to ensuring all Senegalese have access to the quality healthcare they deserve.