The government of Senegal and its Ministry of Health and Social Action (Ministère de la Santé et de l’Action Sociale, MSAS) are committed to providing universal health coverage to the citizens of Senegal. However, the country faces significant human resources for health (HRH) challenges characterized by a shortage of health workers, especially in rural and hard-to-reach areas.
HRH2030 in Senegal
Since 2016, USAID’s Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) program has been providing technical assistance to the MSAS primarily through the Directorate of Human Resources (DRH). The program supports the creation and implementation of human resources policies, guidelines, and practices that govern an effective and functional HR workforce, and will improve the recruitment, distribution, retention, and motivation of health workers in Senegal. Program activities focus on the creation, revision, and implementation of HRH policies and guidelines; improving HRH management through addressing structural, organizational, and leadership challenges within MSAS; and reinforcing the collection, analysis, and use of HRH data for decision-making.
HRH2030 Senegal focuses on building and strengthening DRH capacity at the central and regional levels and works in close collaboration with other USAID implementing agencies and other donor-funded projects that support HR technical and management capacity development at the central, regional, and district levels.