Outreach services at the Clinic in Mijale are delivering the first family planning/spacing, hygiene and malaria prevention training to women refugees for 2021.
CRESS wishes we had more funds to spread this vital information, the men are really interested to have the training as well as it will lessen the burden on them and their families in so many ways.
Edward Mika, head of the clinic leads the outreach and reported:
I am happy to inform you that our hygiene training, family spacing and malaria prevention, including distribution of Mosquito nets, started yesterday in Omugo Zone 4 refugee settlement, using the LePSA method*.The training was very fantastic very much welcomed and appreciated, especially the training on family planning/spacing, as lack of child spacing poses a lot of danger to them in many ways including maternal and child death, hunger, fighting and separation of families.The demand for more training which should bring in both spouses together is great.Our second training will be tomorrow still in Omugo, Zone 2.One family gave a testimony about the problems associated with lack of family planning and spacing which I will forward with the final report.
Each participant also receives a mosquito net at the end of the training as you can see in the photo – this is a great incentive as it will protect their families from the ever-present threat of malaria.