Senegal Flag Country Data: SENEGAL

Demographic Overview

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Population
14.0 million (2015)
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Population Under-Five
2.2 million (2015)
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Live Births
482,000 (per year, 2015)

Child and Maternal Health Overview

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Deaths Under-Five
27,000 (per year, 2015)

Causes of Child and Maternal Mortality in Senegal

Hover over each cause of mortality below to see the Accelerator Behaviors that contribute to mortality reduction globally, listed in alphabetical order. Note that the behaviors are not linked to mortality at the country level.

Neonatal Causes

Age 0 to 30 days

Source: WHO-MCEE Estimates for Child Causes of Death, 2015

Child Causes

Age 1 month to 5 years

Sources: WHO-MCEE Estimates for Child Causes of Death, 2015, Demographic and Health Survey

Maternal Causes


Source: Global Causes of Maternal Death: A WHO Systematic Analysis, 2014

Child Health IconChild Health

Care for Pneumonia

Caregivers appropriately manage care for signs and symptoms of ARI for children

Percentage of children born in the five years preceding the survey with acute respiratory infection taken to a health facility
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Treatment for Diarrhea

Caregivers appropriately provide treatment for diarrhea at onset of symptoms in children

Percentage of children born in the five years preceding the survey with diarrhea in the two weeks preceding the survey who received oral rehydration solution (ORS), that is either fluid from an ORS packet or a pre-packaged ORS fluid
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Immunization IconImmunization

Full Course of Immunizations

Caregivers complete a full course of timely vaccinations for infants and children under 2 years

Percentage of children 12-23 months who had received all 8 basic vaccinations
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Malaria IconMalaria

Insecticide-Treated Net Use

Pregnant women and children sleep under an insecticide-treated net (ITN)

Percentage of pregnant women who slept under an insecticide-treated net (ITN) the night before the survey
Malaria Indicator Survey 2017

Percentage of children under age five who slept under an insecticide-treated net (ITN) the night before the survey
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

Pregnant women take intermittent preventive treatment of malaria (IPTp) during antenatal care (ANC) visits

Percentage of women age 15-49 with a live birth in the two years preceding the survey who during the pregnancy took 3 or more doses of SP/Fansidar, with at least one dose during an antenatal care visit
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Percentage of women age 15-49 with a live birth in the two years preceding the survey who during the pregnancy took 2 or more doses of SP/Fansidar, with at least one dose during an antenatal care visit
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Care for Malaria

Caregivers appropriately manage care for signs and symptoms of Malaria for children

Among children under age five with fever in the two weeks preceding the survey, percentage for whom advice or treatment was sought from a health facility or provider
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Maternal Health IconMaternal Health

Antenatal Care

Pregnant women complete a full course of quality antenatal care (ANC)

Percentage of women who had a live birth in the three years preceding the survey who had 4+ antenatal care visits
Demographic and Health Survey 2016

Delivery in Health Facility

Pregnant women deliver in a health facility with an equipped, qualified provider

Percentage of live births in the three years preceding the survey delivered at a health facility
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Newborn Health IconNewborn Health

Essential Newborn Care

Caregivers provide essential newborn care immediately after birth

Percentage of live births in the three years preceding the survey delivered at a health facility. The proxy indicator is based on the assumption that newborns are more likely to receive the elements of essential newborn care if they are born in a health facility.
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2016

Care for Newborn Illness

Caregivers seek prompt and appropriate care for signs and symptoms of newborn illness

Percentage of last births in the two years preceding the survey who had their first postnatal checkup in the first two days after birth. The proxy indicator is based on the assumption that caregivers who attend a postnatal checkup within the first two days are more likely to know the danger signs of newborn illness and take action, and are also accessing care during a child's most vulnerable days.
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2016

Nutrition IconNutrition

Early Initiation of Breastfeeding

Mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour after delivery

Among last-born children born in the two years preceding the survey the percentage who started breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth
Demographic and Health Survey 2017

Exclusive Breastfeeding

Mothers breastfeed exclusively for six months after birth

Percentage of youngest children under two years of age living with the mother who are exclusively breastfed from age 0-5 months
Demographic and Health Survey 2016

Complementary Feeding

Caregivers feed adequate amounts of nutritious, age-appropriate foods to children from 6 to 24 months of age, while continuing to breastfeed

Percentage of breastfed children age 6-23 months fed four or more food groups and the minimum meal frequency
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2017

Reproductive Health IconReproductive Health

Adolescent First Birth

Sexually active adolescents use a modern contraceptive method to delay first birth until after age 18

Percentage of sexually active unmarried women age 15-19 currently using any modern method of contraception
Demographic and Health Survey 2015

Birth Spacing

After a live birth, women or their partners use a modern contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy for at least 24 months

Percentage of currently married or in union women using family planning for spacing
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2016

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene IconWater, Sanitation and Hygiene

Handwashing with Soap

Family members wash hands with soap under running water at 4 critical times [after defecation, after changing diapers, before food preparation and before eating]

Among households where place for handwashing was observed, percentage of households with soap and water. Soap includes soap or detergent in bar, liquid, powder or paste form.
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2016

Safe Disposal of Human Feces

Family members safely dispose of human feces

Percentage of households with improved and non-shared toilet facilities
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation 2016

Safe Drinking Water

Family members drink safe water

Percentage of households whose main source of drinking water is an improved source
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation 2016

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