From 14 November 2022 to 17 March 2023, 19 training sessions were organised in the regions of Fatick, Kaffrine and Kaolack. These training sessions focused on training healthcare workers in digital tools, the basics of e-health and cyber security: priority areas for the State of Senegal.

Thanks to this training, all the staff at the 15 health facilities have the basic knowledge they need to protect themselves against information attacks and to improve their skills in using the IT tools they need to carry out their day-to-day tasks.

The programme also relies on the use of an open source e-learning platform (Moodle), hosted by the MSAS IT unit, to make training resources continuously accessible to the 610 registered users.

This training is being provided in support of the Senegal Numérique 2025 strategy, which aims to “Implement the digital transformation of the health sector”. This is why Enabel in Senegal is supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Action (MSAS) in improving the system for collecting and sharing health information between the central and regional levels. Enabel is working in the regions of Fatick, Kaffrine and Kaolack to :

– Improve access and connectivity infrastructures in the healthcare sector
– Strengthen the digital skills of staff in the target structures
– Encourage the introduction and adoption of a hospital information system

In a few figures :

– 15 beneficiary organisations
– 521 staff trained, 58.73% of them women.
– 13 trainers mobilised by the Ministry of Health and Social Action
– 1 e-learning platform
– 610 user accounts created on the e-learning platform

These training sessions are part of the #DIRECCT programme, which supports connectivity and digitisation in order to better cope with current and future shocks. The programme is funded by the European Union and jointly implemented by Agence Française de Développement and Enabel, the Belgian development agency.