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, Go Doc Go’s Medical Consultant in Senegal, is a Senegalese Ob/Gyn who runs her own women’s health clinic in Dakar, Keur Djiguene Yi, and has been instrumental in helping Go Doc Go establish relationships in each of these locations.
In June 2019, Go Doc Go began working with the hospital in the southern city of Ziguinchor and trained almost 20 midwives and physicians on VIA. Go Doc Go donated a Thermocoagulation unit and screened 133 women.
We also did screenings in Kolda, Medina Gounass and Sinthian for a total of 370 women screened that week with 14 being positive for pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions.
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.