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Updated December 8, 2011

Dr. Bocar Daff presents on 'Advocacy Inside Ministries' in Dakar

As co-chair of the International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Bocar Daff, director of Senegal’s Reproductive Health Division (DSR), was placed in the international spotlight. At one of the many sessions Dr. Daff participated in he gave a presentation on Advocacy Inside Ministries: How Ministerial Leaders Can Advance Reproductive Health and Family Planning Policy.

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In Senegal, MLI is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHP) to develop more equitable resource allocation formulas, institute expanded performance-based financing mechanisms, strengthen the health Sector-Wide Approach, and support donor alignment. MLI is also supporting the Reproductive Health (RH) Division to build its institutional capacity and its ability to use evidence more effectively in order to elevate RH within the Ministry’s broader policy goals. MLI activities in Senegal include:

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Modou Diagne Fada

Hon. Modou Diagne Fada was appointed Minister of Health and Prevention of Senegal in December 2009. From April 2000 - May 2001, he served as the Minister of Youth before moving to the Department of Environment after the general election of 2001.

Statistical Overview

Capital City Dakar
Minister of Health Hon. Modou Diagne Fada
Total Population 12379000
Life Expectancy (years) 63
Maternal Mortality* 400/100,000
Under 5 Mortality 114/1,000
Literacy Rate 43
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