More health care for more women in Dakar
Apr 27, 2017
Today, we honor one of our heroes, Dr. Juliette Faye. She is director of Keur Djiguene Yi, the Women’s Center of Dakar, where she offers complete—and free!—prenatal and reproductive health care to women.
Dr. Faye recently informed us that, thanks to last year’s fundraising efforts, she has now hired a pediatrician to care for the many children who accompany their mothers to the center. And, she is seeing twice as many patients at Keur Djiguene Yi this year than she was last year, a clear indication that the word is out about the excellent health care she provides. That means more low-income women in Dakar are being seen by a trained gynecologist rather than just a nurse or a midwife, and more are having the four prenatal examinations recommended by the World Health Organization. This is crucial in Senegal, where only 50% of women see a doctor more than once during their pregnancy.
If the pace keeps up as predicted, Dr. Faye and Le Korsa hope to soon hire another female gynecologist, which encourages more women to visit the center. As always, your help is appreciated, so please consider making a donation.