Bafrow Medical Centre

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Bafrow Medical Centre

Mandinaba Model Village

Bafrow's Model Centre in Mandinaba showcases our holistic,comprehensive and human centered approach to sustainable development.

Female Genital Cutting

BAFROW's comprehensive and integrated FGMC prevention program advocates for a restructured rites of passage of girls that excludes cutting

Fistula Prevention and Management

The first Fistula treatment and rehabilitation centre in The Gambia has increased treatment of Fistula patients.

'Dundal Njoboot' High Protein Cereal

Bafrow's campaign on nutritional re-orientation has made significant progress in the reduction of malnutrition in The Gambia. Dundal Njoboot is now a household name in The Gambia

Women's Empowerment

Through functional literacy, communities and women in particular have been empowered with knowledgde and skills that enables them to make their own decisions including protection of their sexual and reproductive rights


In order to disseminate more information about issues of concern, provide suggestions and ideas to address them at a given time within their communities and other communities, the literacy beneficiaries produced a local newsletter called MUSOOLU KAO which means "the voice of women". It has made considerable changes among community behaviours based on the identification of health problems, risk behaviours, traditional practices and beliefs of communities, and the income generating comparative advantages of the community.


The women have now gained more exposure to factual material on how to improve their health. They are also guided by their confidence and worldly experience to objectively write about what affects them, about how to go about solving problems, about making ends meet without much strain, and about making life better for them and their families. The quarterly newsletter is a continuous activity for the literacy participants. The past issues focused on malnutrition, female genital mutilation, food security, HIV/AIDS and women, Sexually transmitted infections, gender inequalities between men and women, its effects and remedies to curb the situation and the current socio-economic situation of women the country. The newsletter is written and edited by literacy participants with assistance from supervisors of the program.

Similarly, the women compile local stories and poems on different subjects - especially those that teach a lesson - for the use of the literacy program and for their personal enjoyment. Sometimes, they would identify topics they would like reading materials on and the Literacy Program would find and translate those materials for them. These are ways of encouraging both the culture of writing and reading among the communities. A lot of these publications fall under theBALUU NIIMAA (Well Woman) series.

Translated Simple Readers, which also fall under the BALUU IIMAA series, on different health matters are produced based on health issues discussed in class, to make the information more readily available and coherent for future reference, for the use of
 everybody who can read the language. Copies are also given to post graduate literacy women to sustain their existing knowledge and build on new ones.


Photo Gallery

Visit of IDB President to BAFROW’s fistula Centre EGDC Director to Bafrows Fistula Centrre  First baby of 2016 at BAFROW Clinic

Presentation of gifts to parents of the  first baby

Show of gratitude and appreciation Awareness raising in communities Friends of BAFROW