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COVID-19 in Senegal: working with communities to protect and care for the most vulnerable
While the number of new cases is decreasing in Senegal, ALIMA teams are not lowering their guard against the virus. After supporting the medical care of confirmed cases in Dakar, the capital, ALIMA is...
Mental health as a key component of COVID-19 care
In September 2020, 111 health care personnel from the COVID-19 treatment center at the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea, were trained by ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) in the p...
COVID-19 In Guinea: "I hit the road the same day !", testimony of a hygienist
"Wash your hands. Turn towards me. Turn around. Remove your smock. Throw it into the trash. Wash your hands. Remove your first pair of gloves. Throw them in the trash. Wash your hands."
These are th...
COVID-19 in Cameroon: The challenge of integrating mental health care into the pandemic response
As many countries prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19, the spread of the virus in Africa continues to grow. In Cameroon, faced with fear or denial of the disease, ALIMA (The Alliance for I...
COVID-19 in Burkina Faso: “We should not claim victory early, but instead we should move step by step.”
In Burkina Faso, where COVID-19 was declared on March 9, 2020, ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) and its local NGO partners KEOOGO and SOS Médecins Burkina Faso began supporting t...
Press release: Fears of a double health crisis as the COVID-19 epidemic continues to accelerate in Africa
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Africa, the situation remains worrying, particularly in the most fragile countries....
COVID-19: "We had to adapt very quickly and find new solutions to guarantee the safety of our teams in the field"
Oumy Mbaye has been working as ALIMA’s Supply Manager for the past three years. Based at our headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, Oumy has carried out several missions in the field: in Cameroon, in the Dem...
"At the moment, solidarity remains a major asset in dealing with the situation."
Interview with Valérie Chanfreau, ALIMA's mental health specialist...
Dakar: a patient cured of COVID-19 shares her story to raise awareness
In Dakar, Senegal, Anna*, a 24-year-old student suffering from COVID-19, was treated and cared for at the University Hospital of Fann. After five days in hospital, she was released cured. Anna looks b...
#OXYGENFORAFRICA: TO SAVE LIVES, GIVE OXYGEN
Today, ALIMA is launching on social networks our digital mobilization campaign #OXYGENFORAFRICA, to fight against COVID-19 in Africa, in order to save lives and in particular to provide oxygen concent...