The West African country of Senegal has a population of 15.8 million, with 5.5% of the GDP spent on healthcare.¹
In 2019 the Ministry of Health recognized an opportunity to build the capacity of health care workers and invited Mercy Ships and SPECT to conduct a five-day workshop on sterile processing technique with health care workers from ten different facilities. Participants included nurses, physicians, pharmacists and the Hospital Director from L’Hopital Generale Idrissa Pouye in Dakar.
“It would be a good thing if you could increase the number of people to be trained across the country.” OR Major, Hospital for Children of Deamniadio
“We thank you a lot for the training which allows us to know lot of things that we will put into practice and also correct mistakes that we made, thinking we were doing the right thing.” Head of Hygiene Division, Hôpital General Idrissa Pouye
“I thank you, and all the initiators of this formation for the benefit of health workers. Also advocate at the central level for the achievement of objectives.” State Nurse, Major of Pediatric Surgery, HAL Dantec
“I actually loved it, I am delighted to have participated in this training and I hope there will be others.” Assistant Nurse, Pikine Hospital