The provisioning of computer systems for the improvement of patient management and clinical and pharmacy records at the Dalal Xel de Fatick and Thies health centres in Senegal
The project aims to improve the capacity for mental health care and management at the centres in Dalal Xel, in the regions of Thiès and Fatick, in Senegal.
The socio-political and health situation is shaped by a Senegalese Administration that must provide its population with mental health care despite a shortage of resources at its health centres. The total number of beds for mental health is 3 for every 100,000 inhabitants. The number of psychiatrists is 1.6 per million inhabitants, while the number of psychologists is 4 per 10 million inhabitants.
The indirect beneficiaries of the project are the relatives of patients, collaborators (workers, volunteers and suppliers), psychiatry students completing their university mental health training/internships; and governmental, regional and local health service institutions supported by the centre.
Also benefitting will be small local organisations (groups of young people, cultural associations, institutes and schools) that make use of the centres' facilities and infrastructure.