Upon our arrival at Dogon Gada Community, the reality of what we saw and felt was totally unexpected. The road network was nothing to write home about, the community was a complete antithesis of what is obtainable in an urban town. Unfortunately most communities in the outskirt of town are faced with similar situations but what startled the team about this one was when we noticed that the water they drink stems from a river which hosts all their water-related activities i.e they bathe in it, wash in it, cook from it, and most unfortunately, drink from it. The water has also changed its colour to accommodate their use – Brown Water. We also noticed pregnant young girls who were poorly cared for, teen mothers and a good number of pregnant women. From our view we would say 60% of the women in that community were pregnant. One of the reasons we choose to visit this community was due to news reaching us on how a mother and baby died in the cause of childbirth from a preventable cause and of course due to last of basic amenities like a primary health care in the community. upon speaking with the community heads, we realize that so many other women have lost there lives in the same fate. Our plan was to provide Reproductive health education and family planning services to women in the community but we ended up adopting the community with the aim of improving the health of women and children in that community. The situation was too bad a one off intervention wouldn’t yield much impact. Speaking of Adoption, the big announcement is coming soon, we are super excited about this one and we are sure you would be too. 🙂 We eventually as planned, provided reproductive health education and our health worker was on standby to provide family planning services. Most women opted for the daily pills after being screened while others opted for the Sayana press shot (The three months spacing plan)
KLF is truly committed to serving the undeserved and outreaches like this make us go to bed very fulfilled knowing another woman knows better to make make informed decisions.