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As with other essential priorities shaping Senegal’s infrastructure, the state of health care is a vital topic. Since the early-1980’s, URC has been working in Senegal to support family health systems through a range of tailored approaches.
URC’s first project in the country was the Senegal Family Health Project, which supported the expansion of the Ministry of Health’s service capacity and developed an autonomous family health organization. In addition, the project provided training and technical assistance to improve management information systems and health promotion.
Through subsequent projects, such as the Primary Health Care Operations Research Project (PRICOR) I and II, and the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI), URC has worked to improve community management of child illness and strengthen primary health care services overall.