Senegal's Grandmothers Lead Charge for Health Over Tradition
Reducing mother and child mortality is one of the biggest health challenges in the country, where many women do not seek routine medical care, experts say.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 8 August 2016
Grandmothers are using their influence to promote modern medicine and health care, and discuss issues from family planning and malnutrition to maternal mortality Read more »
Community health worker Awa Diagne volunteers in her village in Senegal (file photo).
Al Jazeera, 15 October 2015
She doesn't remember how old she was when it happened. Was she four years old or maybe five? She just can't recall. But 33-year-old Fatou Mandiang Diatta does remember the iron… Read more »
UNFPA, 27 January 2016
On a hot summer day in December 2015, Khady, a quiet 19-year-old, approached a lively crowd of Senegalese youth gathered on a beach in Keur Massar, a development near Dakar. Read more »