Capacity building and support for the development of civil society organisations in health
Civil Society Institute for Health and HIV in West and Central Africa
Background The Civil Society Institute for HIV and Health in West and Central Africa is a regional mechanism for consultation, coordination and synergy. The Civil Society Institute Secretariat was established in January 2019 and is currently hosted by ENDA Santé in Dakar, Senegal. The Institute [...]
Agenda 2030: climate change and health
ENDA Santé has just launched an advocacy campaign on the SDGs in Praia. The meeting is being held on the sidelines of the regional meeting on HIV/AIDS in West and Central Africa. It is an opportunity for civil society organisations in the region to reflect on the ways and means to implement the MDGs.
HIV: What solutions for vulnerable populations?
Praia, J2 - The lack of care for vulnerable populations in HIV/AIDS programmes is a reality in West and Central Africa. Many People Living with HIV (PLHIV) do not have access to antiretroviral treatment. This is due to several factors: weak or almost non-existent public policies towards PLWHA, lack of access to antiretroviral [...].
From Dakar to Praia: Advocating for reinventing the response to HIV
J1 Praia: The Regional Meeting on Revitalising the Response to HIV/AIDS in West and Central Africa is currently taking place in Praia, Cape Verde. The event takes place from 30 May to 1 June 2022. The opening ceremony was chaired by the Prime Minister of Cape Verde in the presence of the First Lady. [...]
Response to HIV: Feedback from CARTOLOCS trained by the RECCAP project
Several months after being trained in local mapping and estimating the size of populations vulnerable to HIV, RECCAP project beneficiaries give their testimonies. These frontline actors in the HIV response come from Senegal, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire. Now equipped to contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness of HIV services, they are able to [...]
FEVE IMPULSE: Health professionals trained on integrated management of HIV-related co-infections (cervical cancer, hepatitis, etc.)
The regional coordination of the FEVE IMPULSE programme and San Access Luxembourg in collaboration with the Enda Santé office in Ziguinchor organised a regional training workshop on the integrated management of HIV-related co-infections (cervical cancer, hepatitis, etc.). This workshop brought together a dozen health professionals from the network [...].
Insalubrity in Joal: Capacity building on organisational development
In partnership with the Joal town hall, the WERWERLE project held a capacity building workshop on the organisational development of the Darou Salam sanitation committee. The members of the sanitation committee, set up in the neighbourhood, met to manage household waste and the sanitation of the area.
ENDA Santé launches new organisational development project for women in vulnerable situations in Dakar
ENDA Santé is implementing a new project: Organisational development of the association of women in vulnerable situations in Dakar. This initiative, supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), follows on from the "Geum Sa Bopp" project, the results of which inspired the implementation of this new project, which is aimed solely at women in vulnerable situations [...].
HEALTH EMERGENCIES: New project launched to strengthen community surveillance and response mechanisms
On 22 March 2021, Enda Santé and its partners launched a project to strengthen surveillance, community response and impact mitigation mechanisms for Covid-19 and other health emergencies. This project comes in the context of the health crisis at COVID 19 and its multifaceted impact on the lives of the population.
Ziguinchor: Signature of a local pact to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address the global challenges facing African communities, including those related to well-being, poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice. In order to achieve these goals, there is a need for an effective and efficient [...]
Community response to COVID-19: Enda Santé trains community relays in areas still affected
To respond effectively to COVID-19 and mitigate its adverse effects, affected countries need greater involvement of competent local partners. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges to already strained health systems around the world. The intervention of the NPI EXPAND (New Partners for Better Health) project will help to address these challenges.
International Solidarity: ENDA Partner of the NGO-Business Incubator COEXIST
COEXIST is an incubator that relies on a community of skills and expertise to support the diversity of NGO-business partnerships or to be supported in the development of these NGO-business partnerships. It was set up with some sixty actors (NGOs, companies, consultancies and research institutes) on 6 February 2020. At the heart of this initiative, [...]
New UNAIDS strategy in the making: Civil Society Involved
UNAIDS stakeholders came together virtually to participate in the development of the next global AIDS strategy. ENDA Santé and the Civil Society Institute for HIV and Health in West and Central Africa took part in the development of this global strategy. GENEVA, 18 [...]
Fatick: 20 providers and peer educators strengthened on SRH services
Enda Santé, in partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Expertise France, implements the project Promoting Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents in and out of School in Senegal and Togo (FSP-i). From 11 to 13 December 2019, the project team organised [...]
ENDA Health represents West African civil society at the global dialogue with indigenous peoples and local communities on the IPBES assessment of invasive alien species in Montreal
From 15 to 16 November 2019, ENDA Health took part in the global dialogue with indigenous peoples and local communities on the IPBES assessment on invasive alien species in Montreal. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank.
Expertise France commits to the Civil Society Institute for HIV and Health in WCA
On the sidelines of the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference in Lyon, France, the Civil Society Institute for HIV and Health has signed a partnership agreement. The institute brings together 81 organisations from 19 countries with the aim of ensuring greater political influence at the global level.
Early pregnancy-HIV: Training of 20 student leaders at the Lycée Demba Diop in Mbour
In order to carry out sexual and reproductive health prevention activities among adolescents, ENDA Santé has set up a peer-to-peer approach through training workshops for student leaders on STI/HIV/AIDS and early pregnancy in high schools. On the 23rd and 24th of [...]
Official visit of the Director of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action of Luxembourg to Ziguinchor
The Director of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action of Luxembourg, Mr. Manuel Tonnar, made an official visit to Ziguinchor on 25 April 2019, accompanied by a strong delegation. This visit is part of the strengthening of the cooperation that Senegal and Luxembourg have maintained for over thirty (30) years. In Ziguinchor, [...]
Working visit of the Ambassador of Luxembourg to Ziguinchor
Mrs Nicole Bintner- Bakshian, Ambassador of Luxembourg to Senegal, made her first working visit to the region of Ziguinchor on 27 and 28 March 2019.During her stay, she held several working sessions with the administrative authorities and visited development projects supported by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Luxembourg is one of the [...]
Entrepreneurship: ENDA Santé builds the capacity of associations in leadership and management
ENDA Santé has just started a new project in favour of certain key target populations, to develop their leadership and organisational capacities. With funding from the NGO OSIWA (Open Society Initiative For West Africa), this project will strengthen the capacities of three associations in Dakar and Mbour through three components: a [...]
ENDA Health involves Community Based Organisations
Like its parent organisation, Enda Santé has developed a relationship of trust with community organisations from the outset, based on respect for and valuing of their knowledge and know-how. This historic and lasting partnership is all the more solid as it constantly seeks to strengthen their capacity and support their activities.