Senegal Health Institute
dōTERRA Wellness Advocates establish health institute in Africa, reach out to the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ for support
Since 2015, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation has cultivated a relationship with the Senegal Health Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health-care services in the Casamance region of Senegal, West Africa. doTERRA Wellness Advocate Jill Dieme and her husband Atab founded the Senegal Health Institute in hopes of improving the lives of families in Kafountine, Senegal—Atab’s birthplace. With the help of Jill’s friend and doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Corinna Barrus, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation has become involved in a matching donation program that will allow the Senegal Institute to continue to grow.
Among many things, the Senegal Institute focuses on helping pregnant women and mothers in an endeavor to maintain good health before, during, and after giving birth. By educating people about reproductive health, safe birthing practices, and planning for a family, the institute can create more secure birth environments that give both mothers and children a better chance of not only surviving, but living healthy lives. The Senegal Health Institute also provides medical supplies and equipment that allow the people of Kafountine and other villages to further improve their wellbeing, particularly when it comes to childbirth.