Senegal is a West African country with a population of 13 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 60 years (males) and 62 years (females). In 2013, Senegal developed the National Strategy for Social and Economic Development (SNDES). The National Health Plan 2009-2018 (PNDS) incorporates the priorities of the SNDES as the basis for overall development of the country. The PNDS, the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), and the Annual Work Plans (AWP) take into account the operational plans of the Local Government Health Authorities. To ensure the implementation of the strategic priorities of the PNDS through the MTEF, AWPs, etc. The Senegalese Ministry of Health (MoH) works closely with various national and international actors, the latter being coordinated largely through the International Health Partnership. In this context, the MoH decided to further elaborate on the specifics of these relationships through a Country Compact which was finalized in 2013.
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