Bafrow Medical Centre

Providing quality,affordable and accessible health care services.

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


BAFROW uses several strategies to address HIV/AIDS and promote VCT. A very effective strategy used is the "3-Step Approach", initiated by the organization and built on the already existing traditional system in The Gambia.

BAFROW believes that with VCT, it is possible to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, create self-assurance, and dispel doubt. It can help people get early access to treatment, care and support, and free drugs, encourage them to promote positive behavioural change, prevention parent to child transmission (PPTCT), plan their future carefully, and bring harmony in relationships.

 The project looks at and attempts to addressed both individual and community  needs. Influential persons such as traditional healers, religious leaders, and  community leaders including youth leaders receive training on HIV/AIDS and  reproductive health issues so that they can in turn disseminate the information  to their various communities, and secure their full participation and ownership.  Sensitization and capacity-building workshops ensure that health (with focus  on HIV/AIDS), human rights, gender, and economic empowerment issues are  discussed, and information provided to the communities, especially to women  and young people prior to the project implementation.

 This approach is implemented at District, Village, and Family levels.




At DISTRICT LEVEL, the HIV/AIDS District Committee, chaired by the District Chief, has been established in all selected districts, with two CBCs/ Community Leaders representing each participating village. Each district develops its annual community activity work plan. During community activities, HIV/AIDS and appropriate reproductive health information are disseminated and awareness creation materials distributed. BAFROW holds meetings with these committees for monitoring and feedback.

At VILLAGE LEVEL CBCs are selected and trained. Each village, under the supervision of the CBC and Health Workers (HW), develops its work plan and carries out sensitization activities with the involvement of community leaders and Village Development Committees (VDCs). Each CBC receives a special information package, and monitoring tools to record the village activities, e.g. home visits, condom use, and HIV/AIDS sensitization and counselling. Key CBCs have been issued mobile phones and bicycles to facilitate communication between one another, member of the communities as well as with BAFROW. As each CBC works in his or her community, sustainability and keeping the momentum can best be ensured. Monthly meetings, each time at a different village are held, and reports provided. CBC committee members meet regularly with other CBCs to share and compare experiences and best practices.

Other activities include community cinemas, "setsetal" (a periodic environmental cleaning exercise), TOT workshops, dramas, and competitions such as quizzes, which help CBCs, and BAFROW staff members monitor the amount of information assimilated by the villagers. Young people were also targeted in the project.

At FAMILY LEVEL, home visits are carried out separately both by Health Workers and individual CBCs, and records are kept on each family. Most families are encouraged to have a HIV/AIDS plan, which includes information and awareness creation materials as well as VCT, and a commitment plan to participate in the fight. Nearly all households have been visited in Kiang Central since the start of the program.


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