Community Health / Saint-Louis
Context The Santécom Saint-Louis project is the continuation of the Support Project for the Health, Social and Environmental Development of the Langue de Barbarie and Gandiole districts (PADESSE). It is a project implemented by ENDA Santé in partnership with community leaders (Bajenu Gox, neighbourhood councillors, grassroots community organisations, young leaders, health service providers, etc.).
ENDA Santé and COSYDEP launch the EduSaMu project
Friday, July 21, 2022 - The NGOs ENDA Santé and COSYDEP have just launched the project entitled "Education and Health Mobilized in Emergency Situations" (EduSaMu) in Mbour. Funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), this project is being implemented jointly by the two organizations in the 14 regions of Senegal to improve the quality of [...].
The mobile clinic: an ENDA Santé strategy for access to health services for vulnerable populations
Monday, 04 July 2022- ENDA Santé, through its mobile strategy, organises free consultations in several regions of Senegal. These clinics are held regularly and offer screening services for cervical cancer, HIV, and consultations for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The opportunity was also taken to inform, [...]
Santécom Saint-Louis Project: Launch of phase 4 activities
ENDA Santé and its partners officially launched the activities of phase 4 of the Community Health project (Santé-Com) in Saint-Louis. The meeting brought together the administrative, local and health authorities of the Saint-Louis region as well as community leaders from the Langue de Barbarie and Gandiole. The teams of the project [...]
ENDA Santé deploys its mobile clinics for community vaccination against COVID-19 in Dakar
ENDA Santé organised this Thursday, on board its mobile clinics, a mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in Ouakam, a popular district of the capital. This advanced strategy, which has been carried out since 2 August 2021 in areas of high affluence, has made it possible to vaccinate more than 1,000 people in the Western District. [...]
Santecom project: Community dialogue sessions and training of facilitators
The Santecom-SL project is a continuation of the project to support the health, social and environmental development of the Langue de Barbarie and Gandiol districts (PADESSE). Implemented by ENDA Santé, this project is funded by BP and its partners Kosmos Energy and Petrosen. Its objective is to strengthen the health system in the region and [...]
Daouda DIOUF: "Communities felt that the government is recognising also their role in addressing the pandemic, in responding to the pandemic.
Senegal's quarantine policy sought to slow transmission, and local health care workers battled the pandemic from the ground up. DAKAR, Senegal - Aissatou Diao talked about Covid-19 a lot. How to socially distance, what to do if you have a cough or a fever. But when the first coronavirus case arrived in Yeumbeul, a village [...].
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.
"The involvement of civil society in the fight against Covid-19 is not as strong as one might expect in a country like Senegal" Daouda DIOUF
Civil society has an immediate role to play in the response to COVID-19. In Senegal and in West Africa, humanitarian organisations and associations are in the front line to implement several response actions: support in medical equipment to health structures, awareness-raising of populations, distribution of personal protective equipment [...].
Fight against COVID-19: Several awareness caravans to prevent a second wave of the epidemic
ENDA Santé is continuing its community response to the coronavirus. Through the New Partnerships Initiative EXPAND (NPI Expand) project, the organisation has held several awareness-raising caravans on barrier measures to stop the epidemic. With the support of the health districts and community relays, these activities were mainly held in the regions of [...]
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.
Coronavirus control: Awareness raising of Traditional Medicine Practitioners in the community response
The world is experiencing one of the biggest pandemics of the century. The coronavirus has spread very rapidly to all countries in the world because of its silent and insidious transmission, which makes it particularly contagious. Today, in the absence of proven therapeutic solutions, awareness of the risk factors and the risks associated with the disease is growing.
Coronavirus: Three poignant testimonies of stigmatised people
Fighting stigma is one of the biggest challenges in the response to COVID-19. In many settings, including in Africa, the situation is such that many people with symptoms of the disease refuse to go to health facilities. One of the fears is that they will be discriminated against. [...]
Coronavirus: Our commitment to communities in the health crisis
For several months, the world has been experiencing a major outbreak of the Coronavirus disease. To date, this situation has affected 52 out of 54 African countries, with more than 32,000 confirmed cases and over 1,400 deaths (source: WHO). This crisis is increasingly undermining economies, destabilising health systems, and increasing the number of deaths.
Coronavirus: Distribution of several hundred masks and soaps in Guinaaw Rail and Grand Yoff (Senegal)
ENDA Santé is continuing its commitment to community actors and local authorities to strengthen social mobilisation and individual and collective actions in response to COVID. Our teams intervene primarily in neighbourhoods in large urban areas where the risk of community transmission is real. Amplifying the community response to COVID to deal with the [...]
Masks for all : Enda Santé and young designers from Mbour, Ziguinchor, Dakar and Kolda mobilise against the coronavirus
In line with its mission to support populations, particularly those most at risk from the coronavirus, Enda Santé took the early initiative of making masks in the colours of Africa. In Mbour, Ziguinchor, Kolda and Dakar, the organisation has mobilised local tailors and designers whose activities have been affected by the epidemic, to [...]
Fight against the coronavirus: Delivery of health equipment to the departmental hospital of Mbour
ENDA Santé, through funding from the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, handed over medical equipment to the departmental hospital of Mbour on 29 April 2020. Committed to working alongside communities to ensure access to quality health care for the most vulnerable, Enda Santé and the Luxembourg Cooperation are supporting [...]
PADESSE II: Restitution of the results of the study and signature of the agreement with the partner CBOs
ENDA Santé is implementing the second phase of the Programme d'appui au développement sanitaire, social et environnemental des quartiers de la Langue de Barbarie et du Gandiole (PADESSE) in Saint-Louis. The aim of this programme is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the people of Saint-Louis, particularly those of the Langue de Barbarie, [...]
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.