Getting religious leaders on board is key to expanding family planning in Senegal, where the population is over 90% Muslim. For the family planning NGO Marie Stopes International Senegal, imams are the first port of call.

Philippe Guinot, Senegal country leader for the international health organization PATH, has watched warily as a rising wave of isolationism travels around the globe. Particularly in the wake of Great Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, Guinot worries that…

On behalf of about 10,500 people in Senegal with albinism—many suffering discrimination and lacking medical treatment for skin cancer—a local advocacy association has requested that the government establish a sunscreen factory. In addition to providing jobs for people…

By Alison Bodenheimer Two women in Senegal discuss long-acting family planning methods. ©2011 Adrienne Allison, World Vision, Courtesy of Photoshare.    Family planning in West Africa has lagged far behind the rest of the world, held back by economic, geographic…

The jailing of 7 gay men in Senegal for violating the country’s laws against homosexuality is not welcome news for public health and human rights supporters.