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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Senegal: From theory to practice: the direct link between the CBRNE Master Programme and the needs of the countries

Success Story, African Atlantic Façade Regional Secretariat

Senegal Success Story
© Poison Control Centre in Dakar, Senegal

Description and contribution of the EU CBRN CoE

The Poison Control Centre in Dakar, Senegal faces a recurring challenge with reports of intoxication cases due to a limited technical platform.

A representative from the Centre attended the EU CBRN CoE African CBRNe Master’s programme and received training on various subjects, including the importance of conducting field exercises. Upon returning home, the student organised a simulation exercise for all departments on collective poisoning, using the knowledge gained in the CBRNE Master.

Results and impact

The exercise facilitated the identification of existing gaps in the response procedure and provided a better understanding of the needs that must be addressed to perform optimally and respond efficiently to the population's needs. The various units are now aware of the importance of conducting exercises to enhance their capacity to deliver a coordinated response.

Key lessons learned

Thanks to the student's determination, the knowledge gained from the CBRNE Master's Programme, and the desire for improvement, the Poison Control Center of Dakar has taken a crucial first step towards a new dynamic. The Center has now embraced a transformative approach that will greatly contribute to enhancing its overall functioning.


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