BRPID Promoting Women’s Reproductive Health in Cameroon

BRPID Promoting Women’s Reproductive Health in Cameroon

2010-nfa-news-cameroon1The Cameroon Association (CAMAUW) was one of the groups to receive a Bina Roy Partners in Development grant for 2009/2010 for Reproductive Health Education in the community of Mbororo. The project is showing excellent results. The Association first had to convince community leaders of the need for this training and then offered sessions to a small number of mature women to show them what was involved. Following this sensitization, young girls and women of active reproductive ages (14-22) were allowed to take part. Since the sessions began there has been an increase in attendance for routine monthly antenatal clinics and more of the Mbororo women are taking their children for vaccination especially during vaccination campaign periods. There are indications from the local markets that more fruits and vegetables are being purchased especially during feast periods; before the diet consisted of ground maize and beef. It is too early to assess the impact on family planning, particularly gaps between children, but the signs are promising. The next BRPID competition opens in January 2011. From the CAMAUW BRPID Report

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