Dakar, Senegal

Date: January 2 – 15, 2023

Partner: Partners for World Health 

Cost: $3,500 (which includes, economy class airfare)

About Partners for World Health: Partners for World Health (PWH) is a nonprofit based in Portland, Maine. PWH collects medical supplies and equipment from healthcare facilities, manufacturers, organizations, and individuals. PWH sorts, evaluates, and prepares these supplies and equipment for distribution to individuals, communities, and healthcare facilities in need. Our work limits the impact on the environment, lowers healthcare costs, and provides healthcare resources to those in need. Additionally, PWH aims to improve health conditions by sending medical personnel on medical mission trips around the world.

About Senegal: Senegal is located in West Africa and is one of the western-most ports in the region. It was colonized by European powers in the 15th century and gained independence in 1959. It has a democratic system and one of the more stable governments in the region. Senegal has a tropical climate, and it’s official language is French. However, there are many local and ethnic language varieties. Islam is the dominant religion.

About the Clinic Site: You will be traveling to several different sites in and around Dakar. Most sites will be at either a local healthcare clinic or local schools with rooms set up for a pop-up clinic. All will have access to shade, but will be open air. Participants will work alongside local interpreters and on-site hosts. This trip will focus on primary care services.