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. Through Le Korsa, Go Doc Go met Dr. Juliette Faye, now Go Doc Go’s Medical Consultant in Senegal, who runs her own women’s health clinic in Dakar, Keur Djiguene Yi, and has been instrumental in building relationships with hospitals and health centers.
In the last 7 years, Go Doc Go has been able to work in over 30 locations throughout Senegal in hospitals and health centers in Dakar, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Kolda, Ziguinchor, Kedougou, Richard Toll, Fatick and Kaolack. In 2019, we brought HPV testing to the hospital in Saint-Louis with Atila Biosystems. Since then, we have donated 3000 tests and the HR HPV positivity rate is an alarming 25% in women in that area of Senegal.
From November 2022 to September 2023, Go Doc Go traveled to Senegal four times and worked in 14 locations donating 13 thermal ablation units and 5 LEEP machines. We trained 116 midwives on VIA techniques and screened 912 women in these free clinics. Go Doc Go will return to Senegal in April 2024.
Go Doc Go had a very successful trip to Senegal in November and trained local health care providers in Rufisque, Velingara, Medina Gounass, and Kolda.
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.