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Calling all moms! Safidy has a new home and maternal & child health programme!

September 21, 2012 • Family Planning, News

This announcement is from Blue Ventures and reports on their newly constructed health center in southwest Madagascar, which will help provide family planning options, maternal and child health care to local residents. Its worth emphasizing that this project is part of Blue Ventures comprehensive environmental conservation program.

Calling all moms! Safidy has a new home and maternal & child health programme!

See: http://blog.blueventures.org/calling-all-moms-safidy-has-a-new-home-and-maternal-child-health-programme/

by Dr Clarisse Razanamampionona, Safidy’s Doctor, and Samantha Cockburn, Medical Elective Student.

Safidy is part of Blue Ventures’ integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approach to conservation in the Velondriake area of southwest Madagascar. Safidy, which means “choice” or “freedom to choose” in Malagasy, focuses on providing family planning options, maternal and child health care and hygiene and sanitation programmes in local communities.

August 2012 was a very exciting month for Safidy. Almost exactly 5 years after Safidy began as a small initiative to provide women with family planning choices, and after years of working out of a small hut on the beach and later a storage room, the time had come to build our own Centre.

Having consulted the local community, land was secured in the south of Andavadoaka for the new Safidy Centre. Building work began in May and was finished by the end of July, and once all the supplies were transferred to the new clinic it was time to start planning the inauguration. Invitations were sent out for the 22nd of August and the party preparations began!

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To read the full article, please click here: http://blog.blueventures.org/calling-all-moms-safidy-has-a-new-home-and-maternal-child-health-programme/



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