Last Friday, we had the pleasure to welcome a delegation from the Senegalese NGO ENDA-Santé, represented by Daouda Diouf and Dr Fatou DRAME, as well as Henri Goedertz from SAN ACCESS as part of the CARES project.
Indeed, the EPIGEM unit and the gynaecological cytology laboratory are currently collaborating with ENDA-Santé on the CARES (Casamance Research Program on HIV-Resistance and Sexual Health) project in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. This programme, which also involves LIH and CHL, aims to improve the health status of the populations living in Ziguinchor and Bissau, through the support of health structures in the clinical and community management of diseases related to HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and papillomavirus (HPV). The project is mainly funded by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (formerly the Ministry of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action). It is for this reason that Catherine Ibba, cytotechnician, and Joël Mossong, PhD, undertook their first training and implementation trip to Senegal last October.
During their visit to the LNS, the delegation also had the opportunity to learn a little more about umedo, as ENDA-Santé is running a project to assist women victims of violence.