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Senegal, Republic of

Capital: DakarArea: 196 . 190 km2Population: 13 . 636 . 000Official Language: FrenchArmed Forces Personnel: 13 . 600Medical Officers: 268Military hospitals / institutes / schools: 3 / /
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Surgeon General
Serigne Mamadou Sarré
Colonel MC

Director of Senegalese Armed Forces Medical Service
Avenue des Jambars, BP 4042
Camp DialDiop
SENEGAL

Basic Task of the Military Medical Service

The main mission of the Senegalese Military Medical Service is to provide the medical support of Armed Forces both at home and abroad, in peacetime and during operations. It contributes to provision of care within the national public health service by opening its services (Medical Centres and Hospitals) to civilian populations.
As part of its attributions, Senegalese Armed Forces Medical Services insure the:

  • maintain of armed staff by the study and application of measures of hygiene and prophylaxis,
  • study and implementation of therapeutic measures suitable to fight,
  • provision of healthcare to military forces and their families,
  • centralisation, implementation, and distribution of medical supplies and equipment maintenance. It also
  • participates in studies on Army equipment and support insure the management of its specialized staff in connexion with the Chief of Defence Staff.

Structure

The surgeon general on the head of AFMS is under the direct hierarchy of the chief of Defence Staff.

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Military Hospitals
Principal Military Hospital of Dakar

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  • The Military Hospital is currently composed of HPD, HMO and CMIA in the Capital;
  • The provision of hospital care within the public health helps maintaining the excellence in the skills and the medical competences of the Military Medical Staff.

Hospital Principal of Dakar:
Level 3 Hospital for West African countries economic community. HPD is the Army Instruction Hospital, founded in 1884 with beds and a high level of technical platform and several medical and chirurgical specialities are available. Base of the School of Application of the Army Health Service and Central Military Hospital Group in Dakar, the Principal Hospital in Dakar nevertheless remains a public health establishment that provides a public service mission, including the management of emergencies, 24h / 24.

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Military Hospital of Ouakam

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Level 2 hospital which is the reference structure from medical military battalions by providing specialized medical and chirurgical cares to the troops.

Military Hospital CMIA Sud1
Level 1 Hospital

Military Medical Centres or Battalion Medical Centres
The Military Medical Service leads 14 Military Medical Centres all over the national territory. They ensure, day-by-day, direct medical support to the Armed Forces on national territory (battalion level) and provide healthcare to troops and their family members. Also, they are open to civilian patients.

Number of Military Medical Personnel
Staffing of the Military Medical Service
Medical doctors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Dentists: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Pharmacists: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Veterinaries: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Administrative Officers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Female officers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20%

Medical Officers:
SPECIALITIES                                                       EFFECTIVES
Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cardiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
ENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Urology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Paediatrics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Gynaecology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Nephrology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Rheumatology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Dermatology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Interne Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Anaesthesiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Radiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Gastro enterology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Ophthalmology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Neurosurgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Psychiatry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Pneumology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Infectious Diseases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Odontology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Training
The Military Medical School

Photo Founded in 1968, gives basic and general military training and university medical studies for aspiring military doctors (medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists and veterinaries).

The School of Application of the Army Health Service
Is a Training military school for doctors, officers, and paramedics of the military health service to prepare them for operational missions in military contexts.

Field Deployments

Domestic operations:
1 Advanced Surgical Unit in Ziguinchor (Southern Senegal)

Foreign operations:
Senegalese military medical teams have contributed to several UN, CEDEAO, AU peacekeeping operations worldwide providing medical support to Senegalese contingents, Levels 2 Hospitals and multinational forces. Since 1960, they have been deployed to Sinai, Chad Lebanon, Kuwait, Rwanda, Zaire, Central African Rep.

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They are currently deployed in: Congo, Darfour, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Guinea Bissau in contingents, Level 1 or 2 Hospitals.

Civil-Military Cooperation

The military health service participes to the national public health policy through the national programs (Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Ebola ...) of response to health issues.

The military health service participes to national medical support during national events.

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