Saint ChristopherIba Mar Diop
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Company Overview

Saint Christopher Iba Mar Diop College of Medicine is the leading private medical school in Senegal. It offers three medical degrees: General Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry. It was established in Dakar, Senegal in 2003 by Professor El Hadj Ibrahima Diop. The training provided includes theoretical and practical teachings, within laboratories, clinics for hospital training, and research centers. Saint Christopher offers degrees that are recognised regionally by CAMES and nationally by the Senegalese ministry of higher education ANAQ-Sup. It is also listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools.St Christopher boasts a diverse student body. 70% of its enrolled +2,500 students come from 21 different countries. The school operates across 3 buildings totalling 6,800 sqm, including a new state-of-the-art building that will offer additional capacity from 2024.

Impact Intentionality

Improving healthcare and education outcomes is a key part of our Admaius impact thesis, achieved through bringing access to high quality clinical training and medical education to students in West Africa. This investment contributes directly to SDG 5 gender equity and SDG 8 decent work and economic growth through creation of new skilled jobs in medicine and dentistry for men and women, especially addressing female underrepresentation in the African medical profession - 60% of St Christopher’s student body are female.Our investment will see enhancement of the student experience through strengthening educational standards, practical training, new public-private partnerships and improved facilities. Additional efforts will be made to drive improvements in the school’s go-to-market strategy and student acquisition process, as well as extending merit-based scholarships to underprivileged students.

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