The MATTER team is on the ground in Senegal this week with Gorgui Dieng and Roger & Nancy McCabe to celebrate the exciting progress of The Gorgui Dieng Project in Dakar.
Tuesday started with a check-in at the hospital where we met the most adorable hand-holding twins in the neonatal unit. These newborns are now able to receive the critical care they need due to equipment sent in our last shipment of the Gorgui Dieng Project.
Currently, there are more than 20,000 people in Senegal needing dialysis treatment with the capacity to treat only 500. The new Roger & Nancy McCabe Dialysis Center will serve an additional 140 patients, saving more lives every year. With a ribbon cutting ceremony, we celebrated the grand opening of the dialysis center, a featured initiative of the Gorgui Dieng Project in partnership with the McCabes.
Later that afternoon, President Sall of Senegal joined us to celebrate the opening of the Roger & Nancy McCabe Dialysis Center and show his gratitude and continued support for this collaborative project. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, President Sall personally thanked Gorgui & Nancy McCabe for the work they are doing together to elevate the quality of healthcare for the people of Senegal.
Meanwhile, in Gorgui’s hometown of Kebemer, our Farm In A Box team is preparing for the implementation of the first demonstration farm, with the goal of equipping rural farmers with the design and tools to replicate sustainable, thriving farms that will serve the community.