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Mobilizing neighbourhood godmothers to strengthen maternal, adolescent, and child health in Senegal

women and children
IDRC/Sylvain Cherkaoui

To address high rates of maternal, neonatal, and child mortality, the Senegalese government created the Bajenu Gox, or neighbourhood godmothers, program in 2009. Join us to learn about the results of a research project aiming to revitalize the program and strengthen the activities of these neighbourhood women at the community level.

This webinar will focus on the program’s obstacles, what it accomplished, and its impacts on health service use. Supported by the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa initiative, this project positively affected gender equality, family planning use, child health, and much more.

The speakers are:

  • Rosalie A. Diop, professor and researcher, Institut de Population, Développement et Santé de la Reproduction, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
  • Samba Cor Sarr, chief of the research division at the Direction de la Planification, de la Recherche et des Statistiques and permanent secretary at the national ethics committee for health research, Senegal

This webinar is free and simultaneous interpretation will be available in French and English.