HIAS Health, in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is conducting a project to evaluate the impact of Japan’s assistance on promoting Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Senegal. Dr. Ryota Nakamura, Associate Professor of Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University, and a researcher of HIAS Health, and Dr. Yukichi Mano, Assistant Professor of the Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, carried out preliminary survey on site.
The major goal of this research is to provide a quantitative evaluation of the effect of a technical cooperation project on achieving UHC. From now on, further survey are planned to understand the status of the operational capacity of the country’s mutual health organization, Mutuelle de Santé (MS), targeting all MSs in three regions in Senegal from November through December 2017.
During the preliminary survey, HIAS members visited government offices in Senegal seeing the people in charge of the Human Development Department, JICA, and the JICA Senegal Office (Bureau de la JICA au Senegal), for coordination and to exchange opinions on the main investigation. The members also visited MSs in regions outside the scope of the survey to survey, through hearings, health insurance operations and the status of MS operations.
A courtesy call on and meeting at L’Agence de la Couverture Maladie Universelle in the capital city, Dakar Visiting an MS office for a hearing in Thiés With local children. This is a research project for the health of their future and for stable household economies.

Republic of Senegal

Senegal is a country on Africa’s west coast.
Area: 197,161km2
Population:15.41 millions
Capital: Dakar
Religion: Islam, Christianity, Traditional African religion
Basic Data of Countries & Region, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan