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



 The first of its kind in the country, the Medical Centres/  family Clinics, which  operate on a "One-Stop Shop" approach and also serve as an entry point for  VCT, are multi-purpose in service provision and user friendly. For  sustainability, a minimum fee is paid at the clinics for cost recovery purposes  as well as to serve as revolving drugs fund, although all PLHIV receive free  treatment.

 Medical checkups for all women especially for PLHIV, such as cervical Pap  smear, and (self)-breast examination for cancer, blood sugar, cholesterol,  VDR, TB screening and blood pressure are encouraged and offered. Early  treatment is promoted as precautionary measures against complications.

 Other reproductive health and general clinical services include the syndromic management of STIs and partner management, treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs), Maternal and Child's Health (MCH) as well as laboratory services, which enhance the one-stop service. These clinics now hold a Cryosurgical Unit and an Operating Theatre.

Currently, the clinic's refer PLHIVs, including children, for Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) and Tuberculosis (TB) management but provide home-based care services to the chronically ill, including AIDS patients. All sero-positive clients who have received their result are post counselled and referred for ART.

Furthermore, BAFROW is implementing the Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) program.All the antenatal mothers attending the clinic have undergone VCT to date since the project began.

Care and support are also given to PLHIVs and some of BAFROW's over 300 registered Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs). This includes education, nutritional and psychological support.

BAFROW's clinics have a mobile team which offers outreach services to four communities and provides various services from clinical care on reproductive health problems to laboratory services, including VCT. PPTCT is also incorporated into the service.

Home based care for the chronically ill, including PLHIV, is carried out by a team, headed by a community health nurse, and family volunteers have been involved and trained. The average number of patients visited per month is 88.

The "Mobile VCT Servivce" Concept


BAFROW's "mobile VCT service" concept is helpful to communities because it  is easily accessible (at your doorstep), affordable because it is free, and  acceptable culturally as it is carried out in a familiar environment and  offers  the same opportunities to all.

 The selected CBCs implement ongoing community HIV work plans, which  include sensitization sessions, training of trainers, and home visits, during  which volunteers are registered for VCT. In most cases the community  leaders are the first to emerge for the test, thus
encouraging villagers to  follow suit.

Including a team of counsellors, health workers, and lab technicians, the "VCT mobile service" meets the  people in communities in which ongoing BAFROW activities are being conducted, to carry out VCT. To date, about 40,000 VCTs have been done  and about 1500 PMTCT





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