Hitotsubashi University and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are conducting an impact evaluation of a JICA's technical cooperation project, “Project for Strengthening Capacity of Community Health Insurance System and Free Health Care Initiatives,” which promotes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the Republic of Senegal.
Dr. Ryota Nakamura (HIAS Health) , Dr. Yukichi Mano (Graduate School of Economics) and Dr. Thomas Rouyard (HIAS Health) visited Senegal, from February to March, 2020. Collaborating with the Universal Health Coverage Agency (ACMU) and JICA, Dr. Nakamura, Dr. Mano and Dr. Thomas Rouyard conducted the preliminary survey of the country's mutual health organizations, Mutuelle de Santé (MS), revised the survey questionnaire and conducted data analysis to understand the governance, management, and operational capacity of each MS in three target regions (Thiés, Diourbel and Tambacounda) of JICA's technical cooperation project.

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at the Thiés's MS
at Ballou Village near the borderat the departmental unions of MS in Tambacounda
Field visits with the promoters of innovative strategies aimed to
strengthen community-based health insurance in rural areas of Senegal
(picture: collective farming led by women's groups in the Kaffrine region)."
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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