Primary education and women’s healthcare in Senegal (2014)
In Senegal, Philia leveraged its resources and capabilities to enhance access to healthcare and primary education. Over hundred-forty surgery procedures were performed. Acknowledging the fact that gender inequality is a major obstacle to women’s health worldwide, the emergency team supported by Philia made it its duty to address specifically women’s health-related issues such as reproductive health or obstetric fistula.
When it comes to education, the team took a pragmatic approach based on a need assessment to remove critical barriers to quality education for primary school pupils. This took the shape of a school sponsorship, which included providing onsite catering, a fully equipped computer lab, and scholarships.