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Dakar Declaration – Africa Surgical Initiative 2023

March 25, 2024

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Senegal’s Minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, is seen with Ministers of Health on the third day of the International Symposium hosted at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Sen, on Friday, May 6, 2022.

The International Symposium was composed of two meetings that gathered 85 scientific experts and (28 ministers of health or representatives from 28 sub-Saharan African countries. The International Symposium and the Heads of State Summit successfully produced the Dakar Declaration on access to equitable, affordable, and quality Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia Care by 2030 in Africa and its Regional Actions Plan 2022–2030 which prioritizes 12 urgent actions needed to be implemented, six strategic priorities, 16 key indicators, and an annual dashboard to monitor progress. (M'pele P, et al. From research to a political commitment to strengthen access to surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care in Africa by 2030. Front Public Health. 2023 May 16;11:1168805. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1168805.)

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