Women’s Health Education In West Africa

Improvements in women’s health are essential to building stronger economies and achieving internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability. By empowering women, health and income levels in households and communities  can improve.

One of the priority area’s for empowering women is to improve and enhance access to sexual and reproductive health care information and  services to address the women’s health issues such  as female genital mutilation, sexually transmitted diseases, child mortality, and also infertility.

The Gambia is the smallest yet most densely populated country on the African continent.  The UNDP’s Human Development Report for 2010 ranks the Gambia 151st out of 169 countries on the Human Development Index.

Africa Women's Health CareMedical & Health Care Problems in The Gambia

The Gambia is a developing country figuring among the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), with tropical diseases predominating. Malaria, Acute Respiratory Tract Infections and Diarrheal diseases are among the most important causes of morbidity and mortality.

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Gambian Womens HealthWomen’s Health Care Issues In The Gambia

Sexual and reproductive health involves topics such as female genital mutilation, sexually transmitted diseases, child mortality, and also infertility. Infertility prevention and care often remain neglected public health issues.

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Fertility The Impact of Infertility On Women In Gambia

In the Gambia, the inability to conceive is often considered a personal tragedy as well as a curse for the couple, impacting on the entire family and local communityIn addition to the personal grief, infertility can lead to stigma, economic hardship, social isolation, or even violence.

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African Traditional Infertility MedicineTraditional Infertility Beliefs & Remedies In Gambia

Infertility is often thought to be caused by a curse or interference of spirits. Infertility is not considered a medical problem but causes, and therefore also remedies, are sought in the spiritual world. These may include prayer, spiritual healing, and herbal remedies.

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Women's Health & Fertility In AfricaConventional Infertility Care in the Gambia

Fertility care, if available is very basic in the Gambia. Conventional methods of infertility treatment involve the surgical repair of blocked Fallopian tubes, success rates of which is doubtful, and blind hormonal stimulation.

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Women’s Health Care Volunteer Jobs In Africa

If you are a women’s health care professional looking for an overseas career break or a medical student looking for a gap year placement or if you are just looking for volunteer medical work or voluntary jobs in Africa, Dimbayaa would like to hear from you. 

African Women's Health Issues

We are looking for enthusiastic and capable volunteer teachers and lecturers to train, motivate and inspire a growing network of  Gambian women’s health advisors that deliver our women’s health and infertility prevention educational and outreach programs in local schools, hospitals and villages  in The Gambia.

Dimbayaa are raising awareness of women’s health issues and striving to improve access to health care information and services for the women of The Gambia in the fields of reproductive health and infertility. Read more on Women’s Health Volunteer jobs in the Gambia, West Africa