This new model of ‘hub’ working is a way to expand our activities and reach more communities in need of our interventions in a extremely cost effective way.
The programme is led by Dr Mor Ngom and has 3 members of staff but the number will increase as the programme takes root.
AMREF’s inaugural outreach mission in Senegal took place from November 23-26, 2011 at the Zinguinchor Hospital. The outreach missions in Senegal focused on surgeries to repair obstetric fistulas, cleft lip and palate repair and cataract removal. 10 health workers received training from visiting AMREF surgeons to ensure that basic health care provision continues.
The event was well publicised on radio and television, which went a long way in creating awareness about AMREF’s presence in Senegal. More outreach missions are currently taking place.