Sexual and reproductive health
Platform for accelerating the impact of maternal and neonatal health projects in the Saint-Louis region
Context Set up since 2018, the Rawal Ak Diam platform contributes to the improvement of maternal and neonatal health and to the fight against health inequalities in Saint-Louis. In localities such as Rao and Diamaguène, where there are still many obstacles linked to maternal and neonatal health (lack of health care resources, lack of [...]
SANSAS (Santé Reproductive des Adolescent.e.s et jeunes du Sénégal)
The project is implemented by a consortium composed of Solthis, ENDA Santé, Equipop, RAES, and Lartes in Mbour and Sédhiou. These localities are characterised by a high rate of gender-based violence (female genital mutilation (FGM), pregnancy and early marriage).
ENDA Santé takes a global approach to cervical cancer prevention
The global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem, adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2020, recommends a comprehensive approach to preventing and combating cervical cancer. Measures including life-long interventions are thus [...]
Pink October: ENDA Santé deploys its mobile clinic in Fissel for cervical cancer screening
Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in Senegal, and one of the main causes of death among women in the world's poorest countries. In the vast majority of cases, these cancers are entirely preventable. Early detection could prevent these hundreds of [...]
Pink October: the fight against cervical cancer
As every year, the month of October is an opportunity for the world to organize awareness, prevention and screening campaigns for the disease, under the name of "Pink October". ENDA Santé is proud to play an active part in this major global event in the fight against cervical and breast cancer. In [...]
World Summit on the MDGs: what to take away from the 2030 mid-term pledge
Leave no one behind. This slogan is the founding principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A promise shared by all countries in 2015 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, committed to working together to guarantee the rights and well-being of all [...].
The fight against viral hepatitis: building the capacity of healthcare professionals to provide better care
Through its program to combat HIV and related diseases, ENDA Santé works to prevent and improve the care of people infected with HIV and HBV. The program's activities include hepatitis B awareness-raising sessions, testing and support for [...].
3 questions to Amadou Tidiane Sadio, IST technician at the CCA of Sédhiou about the SANSAS project
Can you describe your work at the CCA? The Adolescent Counseling Center is a structure that brings together different age groups of the youth of Sédhiou. We have set up a system of girls' clubs and peer educators who implement activities in the field but also to put in place a system of social and educational activities.
ENDA Santé organizes a series of uterine cancer screening activities in the south of the country
ENDA Santé continues its pink October campaign, the month dedicated to the fight against cancer. Through its CARES project, implemented in Ziguinchor and Guinea Bissau, several awareness-raising and cervical cancer screening activities were conducted in the southern zone. First, the team [...]
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, [...]
Ending menstrual insecurity
World Menstrual Hygiene Day was held on 28 May 2022. All over the world, events were organised to raise awareness about menstruation and to find solutions to the problems of women and girls. ENDA Santé, together with its partners, is supporting these initiatives and making its contribution [...]
World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Breaking the silence around menstruation
In Senegal and in many African countries, menstruation is considered taboo and is hardly discussed in the family. Mothers do not talk to their daughters about it. As a result, pre-pubescent girls are not always prepared to manage menstrual hygiene because they do not have basic knowledge of menstrual cycles.
Improving maternal and newborn health
Despite progress in the fight against maternal and infant mortality, more than 300,000 women die each year from complications of pregnancy or childbirth. 2.7 million newborns die in the first 28 days of life. In sub-Saharan Africa, about 550 women die during the first 28 days of life [...].
Sexual and Reproductive Health: Signature of a financing agreement with AFD for the SANSAS project
On 25 March 2021, the French Development Agency signed a financing agreement with the NGO Solthis for the SANSAS project (Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth in Senegal). Coordinated by the NGO Solthis, in consortium with ENDA Santé, Equipop, LARTES and RAES, this project was made possible thanks to a [...]
Cervical cancer: CARES programme screens several thousand women in Casamance and Guinea Bissau
Community-based management of cervical cancer is usually done during mass campaigns such as Pink October. What is the CARES programme and what is its contribution to cervical cancer prevention in Casamance and Guinea Bissau? The service offer for cervical cancer screening in Casamance and Guinea Bissau is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sexual and reproductive health of young Senegalese women
Demystifying the data In Senegal in 2014, there were approximately 765,000 young women aged 15 to 19, or 10% of the country's total female population.In Senegal, few young women use formal sexual and reproductive health services; many appear to be unsure whether they are allowed to practice sexual and reproductive health.