Where We Work

Africare/Senegal

Africare began operations in Senegal in 1976. Since that time, Africare has invested in Senegal’s communities through projects addressing…

  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Community Health
  • Education
  • Governance
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Microenterprise Development
  • Microfinance, Access to Credit, Savings and Financial Services
  • Tuberculosis
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Women’s Empowerment

Click “Africare Programs” above to view Africare/Senegal’s active programs.

Success in Senegal

Africare/Senegal excels in developing small and medium enterprises by providing business plan development training and access to credit, and in developing community-based supervision and mentoring care groups for pregnant women. A shining achievement of Africare’s operations in Senegal is its success in organizing community information days, which are day long health fairs where communities learn about disease recognition, prevention and treatment. The Association of Francophone Public Health Universities awarded Africare/Senegal’s Project Coordinator a 3rd Place Prize in July 2012 for the community information day tool.

Check out our blog, or the related content to your left, to see more examples of Africare success in Senegal.

African Regional Rainfed Agriculture Project 
Donor: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Locations: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
Purpose: Partner with national agriculture research centers in the region to adopt new technologies in rainwater management

Casamance Youth Agricultural Project
Donor: OSIWA
Implementing Partner: Serve Africa
Location: Ziguinchor region
Purpose: Train youth in modern techniques of agriculture and enterprise management

Collaborative Community Based Technology to Improve Maternal & Child Health
Donors: Saving Lives at Birth – USAID, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DfID
Implementing Partners: Amref Health Africa, Dimagi
Location: Kaffrine, Kedougou,  Saint-Louis, Sedhiou, Tambacounda and Ziguinchor regions
Purpose: Increase the demand for and access to high quality maternal and neonatal services for women living in remote areas of Senegal

Community Health Project
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partners: ChildFund, CRS, Plan International, Enda Health and World Vision
Location: Ziguinchor, Sediou, Tambacounda, Kedougou, Kaffrine and St. Louis (Podor) regions
Purpose: Support the Ministry of Health in developing a community health system by reinforcing health huts with a package of essential health services

Plan for Accelerated Action against Tuberculosis
Donor: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Implementing Partners: Plan International, CRS and World Vision
Location: Sedhiou, Kaffrine and Tambacounda regions
Purpose: Provide home and health hut-based TB treatment to reduce TB in Senegal

Program to Reinforce the Fight Against Malnutrition
Donor: The World Bank
Implementing Partner: Fight Against Malnutrition
Location: Koumpentoum Department, Tambacounda Region
Purpose: Reduce malnutrition through economic assistance and income-generating activities in women-headed households

Stop Ebola Scourge
Donor: OSIWA
Location: Kédougou, Kolda, Sédhiou, Tambacounda and Ziguinchor regions
Purpose: Prevent transmission of Ebola into Senegal with community-level disease education and surveillance