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Senegal

Poverty, limited healthcare infrastructure and early marriage are all common in remote parts of Senegal, contributing to an increased risk of obstetric fistula.

 Why We Work in Senegal

Fistula Foundation is not currently working in Senegal

While maternal health indicators have gradually improved in Senegal over the last several years, the numbers often do not reflect the dramatic differences between urban and rural areas.

Poverty, limited healthcare infrastructure, lack of trained medical staff and access to emergency obstetric services, and early marriage are all common in remote parts of Senegal and contribute to an increased risk of fistula. There is also an ever-growing backlog of cases throughout the country.

What You Help Us Do

We made the following investments to build Senegal’s in-country medical services and provide life-transforming surgery to as many women as possible:

Meet Our Partners

We are currently not funding any projects in the country.

Who are our past partners?

Baay Bia (awareness project)

  • Partner In: 2016

Centre National pour la Réparation et la Formation en Fistule Obstétricale (CIRFO)

  • Location: Dakar
  • Partner In: 2011

Tostan International

  • Location: Dakar
  • Partner In: 2012

Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International)

  • Location: Dakar
  • Partner In: 2010 – 2011
How much funding have we granted?

Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.

Past Partners

  • Baay Bia: $20,400
  • Centre National pour la Réparation et la Formation en Fistule Obstétricale (CIRFO): $48,500
  • Tostan International: $50,000
  • Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $162,800

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