Alwaleed Philanthropies and the ISESCO Organize the Third Medical, Educational and Socio-cultural Caravan in Senegal

Monday, 20 February, 2017

Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, in partnership with the ISESCO, launched the third medical, socio-educational and cultural caravan project in towns and villages across Senegal. 


Organizing the caravan project are both public and governmental entities such as the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action, and the Senegalese Ministry of Education. Also involved from the private sphere are the Collège Syndical National des Médecins Spécialistes Privés, along with a number of pharmaceutical companies and the Noor Foundation for women empowerment in the Kingdom of Morocco. 


The caravan provided villagers with cardiac, ear, nose, and throat tests as well as prenatal checks for mothers and surgery for children. Additionally, AP’s donations will be used towards health centres in the city of Dakar for purchasing medical equipment, medicines and vaccines. Simultaneously, AP & ISESCO launched a campaign aimed at women and girls to spread awareness on the importance of reproductive health, family planning, child vaccination, early marriage, gender equality and child labor. 


The first phase of the caravan project took place in Guelmim, Morocco. Whereas, the second phase was dispatched in the city of Azilal, located in the central region of Morocco, along with nine other neighboring villages. After assessing the project and determining effective approaches, the project model was then implemented to Senegal, Mali, and Burkina Faso, throughout 2015-2017 while taking into consideration different governmental policies. 


“Women and girls are often at the losing end of healthcare, especially those in lesser developed countries. Alwaleed Philanthropies and ISESCO aim to bring about medical awareness and quality healthcare to the villages and towns across Senegal,” said Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud. 


For over 37 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and initiated projects in over 124 countries regardless of gender, race, or religion. Alwaleed Philanthropies collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education.