The Wisconsin Medical Project has sent multiple 40-foot containers of medical equipment and supplies to Senegal. Over the past several years, Dr. Ousmane Diallo, a Madison-based doctor and WMP Board member, and Dr. Mamadou Ndiyea, formerly of Madison and now in Seattle, arranged for containers to be shipped to the Dantec Hospital, the General Hospital of Grand-Yoff, and the University Hospital of Fann in the Dakar area and to the General Hospital in the historic city of St. Louis.
We are also pleased to include in our website an acknowledgement from the Medical Faculty at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. It is a letter confirming the arrival of donations sent with the cooperation of AHEAD (Action for Health and Development) which is comprised of Senegalese physicians here in the U.S. who are working to support their home country and its medical teaching capabilities. This equipment helps the instruction of new medical providers and is true to the mission of the Wisconsin Medical Project — to send equipment that has lasting value and has a multiplier effect by reaching a large number of providers and patients.
We have established an on-going partnership with Jamarek, a non-profit organization that provides access to better health, education and economic opportunities to families in the poorest communities in Senegal. In collaboration with Jamarek, we have shipped several 40-foot containers of medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and health centers in rural Senegal. Much of our help supports nurse midwives who are the backbone of medical care in rural communities. Our donations have helped make the birthing process safer and more comfortable for their patients.