Dr. Juliette Faye

Director at Keur Djiguene Yi

 

Dr. Juliette Faye is one of the few female OBGYNs in Senegal. Based in Dakar, Dr. Faye is the director of Keur Djiguene Yi, the Women’s Center of Dakar, where, with the support of Le Korsa, she provides complete reproductive and gynecological care to impoverished women. She is also on the staff of Fann Hospital and regularly sees patients there. Trained at the University of Dakar in medicine, Dr. Faye realized her calling to gynecology during an internship at the hospital in Tambacounda. Here, she encountered a young girl of twelve, forced into being a child bride, and now struggling to give birth. She immediately switched her focus to gynecology and vowed to “educate and serve her fellow Senegalese sisters.”