Capital Santé (Health Capital): Improving Child Health in Senegal through the School, the Community, and the Health System
The Astellas Global Health Foundation awarded Amref Health Africa with a three-year grant to help improve access to health for children in Senegal, where low immunization rates, lack of qualified health care workers and scarcity of food and clean water have combined to cause high infant and child mortality rates.
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The project’s overall objective is to contribute to reducing the morbidity and mortality of children from birth to age 14 by strengthening the decentralization of health services in Kolda and Sedhiou.
The Astellas Global Health Foundation (AGHF) is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that awards grants to support charitable purposes with a focus on improving access to health in underserved global communities, building resilient communities and providing disaster support in order to make a sustainable impact on the health of people around the world, working toward “One World, A Healthier Tomorrow.” To learn more about the AGHF please visit www.astellasglobalhealthfoundation.org.
The Foundation awarded Amref Health Africa with a three-year grant to help improve access to health for children in Senegal, specifically in the Kolda and Sédhiou regions where low immunization rates, lack of qualified health care workers and scarcity of food and clean water have combined to cause high infant and child mortality rates. The grant will help Amref train and deploy skilled health workers and expand access points for child health services in these under-resourced regions of Senegal, and is expected to impact more than 340,000 children.
- Infectious and Parasitic Disease
SGDs the partnership contributes to
- 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
- 3.C: Health workforce
Infectious and Parasitic Disease
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus
- Pneumococcal Disease
- Hepatitis A