FOHSEN: Foundation for a Healthier Senegal
At Eizzy Baby, We believe people worldwide should have access to healthcare, especially mothers and children. That’s why We've teamed up with FOHSEN - Foundation for a Healthier Senegal to support their initiative to serve the daily health needs of their neighbors by delivering healthcare services, including reproductive, maternal, and neonatal health and child health in Senegal.
While substantial progress has been made, health inequity remains a reality for most, specifically for those who live in rural communities. The Foundation for a Healthier Senegal is committed to ensuring all Senegalese have access to the quality health care they deserve.
FOHSEN HAS THREE PRIORITIES
MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
Rural Senegalese communities experience some of the highest recorded maternal and infant death rates in the country, at 650 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births (Ministry of Health, personal communication, 2014) and 49 infant deaths per 1000 live births. Furthermore, only 32.4% of births are attended by a health professional. FOHSEN works alongside rural health care workers to provide professional support and capacity-building. The following are FOHSEN’S key focus areas:
- Newborn Care
- Family Planning
- Prenatal Care
FOHSEN is in the process of opening a maternity clinic. Through this facility, we will increase and support local efforts to serve the Nganda, Mina, Kaifara, and Medina communities by providing infant and maternal child services. The clinic will include delivery rooms, ob/GYN services, laboratory, and pediatric exam spaces.
EXPANDING THE USE OF TELEMEDICINE
Mobile technologies have proliferated in both the developed and developing world and hold much promise for helping to address health challenges However, numerous barriers and challenges exist to realizing the full potential of these technologies, particularly for the rural communities. To help remove these barriers, we strive to bring such technology to Senegal, where specialists are few, and where long distances and the quality of infrastructure hinder the movement of physicians and patients.
YOUR DONATION HELPS WITH:
Supporting Community Health Workers
Providing life-saving medication
Building Nganda's Maternity Clinic
Developing Telemedicine Programs