Health accessible to as many people as possible
ENDA Santé's vision is of "an African society where knowledge-rich communities participate fully in promoting their health in an environment of social justice and equity".
World AIDS Day: ENDA Santé mobilizes communities
HIV infection in Senegal is characterized by a relatively low prevalence in the general population (0.5% according to EDSC 2018), but particularly high in highly vulnerable populations where prevalence can be as high as 27.6%. As part of the response, ENDA Santé is implementing the FEVE project, a regional program intervening in the area of HIV prevention.
Testimony: "She was kicked out of her family home because she was pregnant
Discussing the subject of pregnancy in young girls, female circumcision or gender-based violence is difficult in Sédhiou, especially in the most remote villages where information is not available. It takes a lot of work to convince parents who are anchored in their socio-cultural beliefs of the importance of education [...].
What the actors say
The awareness-raising and psychosocial support activities organised by the FEVE IMPULSE project have helped me to accept my HIV status. I am now taking my treatment regularly.
I have benefited from several training courses. I now have practical knowledge in accounting, administrative management and leadership. I have even benefited from computer training.
Now I can write a text on Word, receive and send an e-mail, which was not possible before because I was wandering and fumbling.
The referent trainers, initiated by the ReCCAP project, had the commitment to multiply the training at the country level by training local actors involved in the response to HIV, but also to initiate innovative research projects for the national response.
With the technical support of ENDA Santé, I wrote two research projects on community PMTCT and community viral load. These have been proposed to different donors who have agreed to fund them.
We called on ENDA Santé to conduct an exploratory study to better understand the factors that influence the use of early HIV testing services among children. We are very satisfied with the seriousness and quality of the work carried out by ENDA Santé.