SENEGAL Support for health posts in Malicounda Koutal and Dijlacounda

The project started in 2020: every week Dr Athanase Sarr, a doctor selected by Comme Nous and supported by the Carlo Urbani Prize grant (AICU), visits, without any charge, patients at the Malicounda health post, located near Mbour. The health post is managed by a nurse who collaborates with a midwife and a pharmacist. The presence of Dr Sarr, a competent and dedicated young doctor, has improved healthcare and the management of the dispensary. With Dr Sarr’s contribution, some needs were also identified for the renovation and purchase of healthcare materials and equipment, which were supplied in 2020. In May …

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SENEGAL medical examinations in the villages

The project started in 2012: a specialized medical team reached some disadvantaged locations without medical assistance centers nearby. Between 2013 and 2023, approximately 120 villages were reached, with multiple missions during each year,  in the regions of Tambaconda, Diorbel, Louga, Kedougou, Tamba, Kaolack, Thies and in the distant Casamance. Around 5,000 people have been examined and treated and more than 20,000 euros of medicines and medical supplies,  have been distributed. Come Noi supports the visits with contributions for doctors, transport, general expenses (petrol, food and accommodation) and medical supplies. The project has a very positive impact on communities and local …

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SENEGAL Health in the schools of Mbour Ngaparou and Somone

The school health project was born in 2017 and integrates the health culture project activated between 2007 and 2014. In Senegal some chronic diseases are present in schools: asthma, nutritional, infectious, cardiological, neurological and hematological diseases. It is difficult to have access to specialist doctors so diseases are diagnosed late and followed irregularly. This, in addition to the increase in infant mortality, creates absenteeism and poor school performance. The program planned the visit of about 1000 students from the following schools: Jamm la Paix and the high school in La Somone, the boarding school and the high school in Ngaparou. …

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SENEGAL Digging wells in the villages near Mbour

For years the activity of building water wells has continued, initially with the support of the non-profit organization Un puit pour la vie and subsequently with the One Love association. The objective is to improve the quality of life in many villages and involve local communities in the management, maintenance and control of water resources. In Senegal, water scarcity is still a cause of infant mortality and  gastrointestinal diseases, and creates difficulties for agricultural cultivation and all domestic uses. Near the rapidly expanding city of Mbour there are still settlements with little access to clean water, persons have to go …

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