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



Getting men involved as equal partners to women requires a different approach. One lesson that BAFROW has learnt in working towards gender equity is to demystify the myths and beliefs about women by demonstrating that women can be success stories and that a family, the community and the state can only succeed if they are successful.

BAFROW's work with men revolves around the concept that partnership with women can bring greater success in the home, at the community and within the state. That masculinity is manifested in positive ways including supporting partnerships between man and women, respect for women's views and ideas, creating space for dialogue between partners and taking informed decisions, and sharing responsibilities particularly with respect to issues of sexuality, child bearing and child rearing, empathy and support during pregnancy, and prevention of gender-based violence. These principles guide all discussions on family and reproductive health issues, harmful traditional practices, HIV/AIDS prevention,  and other development related issues.


BAFROW supports different male action groups. These groups are sensitized and trained so that their levels of knowledge and understanding of different thematic issues commensurate with that of their spouses or female partners who have benefited and continue to do so from the programs. Men become their own advocates and advocates for the empowerment of women and men.

Men in Mandinaba and other program sites are beginning to appreciate and accept women as counterparts in development and decision-making. A KAP survey showed that there are fewer problems in the homes due to increased dialogue and understanding among partners.Supportive actions from men are in the increase particularly on issues of family maintenance and family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and promotion of girl's education. More girls are receiving support from their families to continue their education resulting in fewer school dropouts among girls and reduction in forced marriage. Female genital cutting is now non-existent in Mandinaba. Increasingly men are showing keen interest in the health of their girl children and their spouses.


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