As the world focuses on the post-2015 development agenda, we must continue to look for ways to improve financing for health. As a global health community, we have made significant progress during the past 15 years and it would be a shame to allow a reversal of this progress because of a lack of adequate funds. This will require an unprecedented level of cooperation and collaboration between donor, recipient nations, the private sector and global health implementers.
Since I was elected president, we have been busy implementing important reforms for the people of Senegal. We have made tremendous progress in improving the democratic process, eliminating fraud and corruption and have worked with our African allies to improve accountability and transparency in investments and governance. Senegal, like many African countries, continues to benefit from these reforms as we grow economically, focus on building our infrastructure and continue to invest in health care for our people. However, many challenges—particularly in maternal and child health and nutrition—remain.