End FGM grant funds health fair in the Gambia

1 February 2017

Earlier this month, our grants programme funded local NGO Your Change For a Change to hold a reproductive health fair in the town of Soma. 

More about our End FGM grants

At the fair, doctors and nurses offered free health screenings to the community.

Health experts and our very own Haddy Jonga led discussions about FGM and its complications, in an effort to encourage an end to the practice once and for all.

Youth for Change said:

"FGM is a harmful cultural practice deeply rooted in our societies. In fighting it, you have to engage all stakeholders in finding a lasting solution in ending it.

Part of the Intergenerational Dialogue 'Bantaba' we organised a free health screening for the public in Jarra, Soma. We believe that a healthy community is a wealthy community."

 

 

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