Location: Dakar, Senegal
Type of event: Awareness raising activities with youth in Dakar and in rural communities
Description: In Dakar, Senegal, not-for-profit organization Speak Up Africa joins the Youssou Ndour Foundation, Social Change Factory and the Civil Society says No to NTD Network, to host a video screening and panel discussion to raise awareness on NTDs and engage Senegalese youth in the fight to eliminate these diseases.
Launched in 2018, the No to NTDs movement seeks to mobilize and engage individuals, political leaders, the private sector and civil society organizations, to raise awareness, and increase prioritization and national engagement in the fight to end these diseases that create obstacles to education, employment, economic growth and overall development. In 2019, civil society organisations across Guinea, Niger and Senegal came together to launch the first civil society network dedicated to eliminating NTDs in Africa: the Civil Society says No to NTDs Network.
For more information: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpAfrica1/status/1223273993534431233?s=20