Women’s Health & Infertility In The Gambia
Dimbayaa strives to bridge the ‘infertility divide’ by delivering infertility awareness and prevention initiatives. We are trying to address the medical, financial, social and emotional problems of infertile African men and women who are tortured by the silent agony of childlessness.
Dimbayaa is raising awareness of infertility problems and women’s health issues in West Africa. We are striving to improve access to health care information and services for the women of The Gambia in the fields of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Infertility.
At Africmed Clinic in Brusubi, The Gambia we have developed a program for fertility care. We offer counseling, standardized diagnosis and treatment currently being ovulation induction (OVI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI). In the future we hope to further develop and expand our range of fertility treatments to cryopreservation (freezing) of semen and low cost IVF.
We strongly believe educations and prevention should also be part of our program. Demystifying the causes and creating awareness on fertility on the one hand, and primary prevention; sexual education of young people on how to avoid STD’s, as well as secondary prevention; early and appropriate diagnosis and treatment of STD’s, on the other hand.
Infertility in Africa
In Africa, 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 community. In addition to the personal grief, infertility can lead to stigma, economic hardship, social isolation, or even violence.
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Traditional Fertility Treatment
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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We aim to develop educational outreach programs promoting fertility awareness including low threshold mobile clinics providing for early and appropriate diagnosis and treatment of the STDs that frequently lead to infertility later on in life.
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At Africmed Clinic, Brusubi Gambia, we currently offer Ovulation induction (OVI) and Intra uterine insemination (IUI). In the future we hope to further develop and expand our range of fertility treatments to cryopreservation (freezing) of semen and low cost IVF (in vitro fertilization).
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Education, counseling and guidance are all part of infertility care. Dimbayaa provides accurate counseling and offers advice and support to childless couples. In the future, we aim to train suitably qualified health professionals, councellors, doctors, nurses and social workers.
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By empowering women, health status and income levels in households and communities can improve. Women empowerment in Africa involves tackling problems such as female genital mutilation, polygamy, child mortality and also infertility.
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