To mark this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we created awareness among our patients on the importance of regular self-breast examinations and mammograms for timely and effective treatment. In line with the global theme, Close the care gap, our messages encouraged affected women to seek help for treatment and care and know that they are not alone.
We join the rest of the world to recognize World Breastfeeding Week. In line with this year’s theme, Step up for breastfeeding: educate and support, our staff members continue to intensify their awareness efforts among our patients about the importance of exclusive breastfeeding. New mothers are supported to initiate breastfeeding and maintain healthy exclusive breastfeeding habits while their partners are encouraged to participate in making breastfeeding a comfortable experience for both mother and baby.
We are a national non-governmental and non-profit organization based in The Gambia. Our Social and Economic Empowerment programme aims to complement the government’s development efforts and contributes to the attainment of related sustainable development goals (SDGs). Our focus is on three major interrelated areas: health, economic and social empowerment, and environmental issues.
We operate clinics under our Health component including BAFROW Medical Centre and the Well Woman Clinics. We provide the highest standards in medical service delivery as well as lifesaving information and knowledge on health matters.
Our Economic Empowerment component strengthens the capacity of girls and women in various life skills for economic sustenance, improved nutrition and health-seeking behaviour.
Health care delivery
Our medical services contribute to the reduction of illnesses and deaths in The Gambia through the provision of integrated health preventive and clinical care, maternal and child health care, and nutritional orientation to all.
Our work therefore responds to both the national health policy goals and the United Nation’s health related Sustainable Development Goals.