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Peace Care and the Rotary Chapter of the Illinois Medical District are thrilled to invite you to our first annual photo gallery event, showcasing our partnership’s work in Kedougou, Senegal.

Please join us on

May 19, 2017 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Greenhouse Loft, Chicago

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The Senegal Regional Ministry of Health, Peace Corps Senegal, Rotary chapters, Association PREVENIR, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Global Health began collaborating in 2010 and this partnership is a prime example of the impact of collaboration. The photography featured at our May 19 event will shed light on why we find the region special. The proceeds will help us optimize and grow as we:

  • Establish the Mariama Toure Center of Training Excellence to ensure effective capacity in Kedougou and train additional health workers (115) as we advance our collective work to the neighboring regions of Tambacounda and Sedhiou;
  • Improve general health services through a community-engaged quality improvement process;
  • Reduce cervical cancer incidence in rural Senegal (15th in the world in incidence of cervical cancer, the number one cause of cancer-related death among women, there);
  • Educate communities and empower women to access and use screening and general health services (18,305 target-age women in Kedougou, 85,658 in Tambacounda, and 56,506 in Sédhiou)

We wouldn’t be here without you, though. As we cut our teeth and grew our chops. As we built a model, a program, partnerships, and a reputation. As we trained health workers in Ethiopia, built a quality improvement program in the Dominican Republic, and implemented cervical cancer screening services in Senegal. As we established a trusted cohort of collaborators; from the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Global Health to Peace Corps to Rotary. One step at a time, each lesson learned along the way translated into a best practice on the next iteration.


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