Taking an holistic approach in Swaziland
"I don’t want to think of a life without this mobile clinic in my community."
Happiness* is a 23-year-old, mother of three, who first came to one of the FLAS clinics for a pregnancy test. Now she uses the mobile clinic at least twice a month for various services, including HIV testing, counselling and growth monitoring for her two-year-old daughter.
"Without this service, I would be travelling 10 km by bus to the nearest clinic. We are young people and most of us are unemployed and poor. We come because these services are free of charge. We also come here for family planning and HIV services. I’ve made a personal decision not to have more children. And I can see there are fewer pregnant teenagers around here, so I guess others have made the same decision. The services here have benefited the most vulnerable. I don’t want to think of a life without this mobile clinic in my community."
*Not her real name. Image is of IPPF clinician.