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09 May 2017 News flash

Partnership between the Government of the Principality of Monaco and Amref Flying Doctors to improve infant and maternal health in Senegal

On 8 May 2017, Ms Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of the Principality of Monaco, and Dr Sylla Thiam, Regional Director, Amref Health Africa in West Africa, signed a memorandum of understanding in Dakar. The signing was attended by Mr Ibrahima Souka Ndella Diouf, representing Senegal’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

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Through the memorandum, the Prince’s Government is committing to support an Amref project to improve infant and maternal health in the Kolda region of Senegal until 2019. Kolda, in Upper Casamance, is one of the worst located regions in terms of access to health care and has infant and maternal mortality rates which are significantly higher than average for the country.

Monaco’s contribution will enable 6,500 women a year to give birth in medical facilities with assistance from qualified staff, and will provide essential newborn care, adequate immunisation coverage and early detection of abnormalities for 29,000 children.

This innovative project, conducted in partnership with Handicap International and French Development Agency AFD, will make use of information and communications technologies (remote training platform, telemedicine platform, mobile phones, etc.).

It is part of Amref’s Stand Up for African Mothers campaign, which aims to train 15,000 African midwives.



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