Go Doc Go first went to Senegal in February 2016 and was extremely fortunate to partner with Le Korsa, an incredible non-profit organization that offers grants to deserving institutions and individuals in Senegal, empowering them to increase access to medical care, economic opportunity, education and the arts. In the last 3 years, Go Doc Go has been able to work in hospitals and clinics throughout Senegal in the cities of Dakar, Saint-Louis, Rufisque, Tambacounda, Kolda, Velingara and Medina Gounass. Dr. Juliette Faye, a Senegalese Ob/Gyn who runs her own women’s health clinic in Dakar, has been instrumental in helping Go Doc Go establish relationships in each of these locations. Our new In-Country Program Director for Senegal, Omar Balde, has set up new relationships with clinics and hospitals in the South, and we plan to visit the cities of Kolda, Sedhiou and Ziguinchor this Spring.
A team from Go Doc Go traveled back to Senegal in collaboration with Le Korsa to hold trainings and screenings in two locations, Dakar and Kolda.
Maggie Carpenter, MD and Amy Gueye, MD traveled to Senegal in February in partnership with American Friends of Le Korsa.