They have the services on their doorstep, including family planning, treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and pap smears/smear tests. We partner with the Malian government to administer some of the vaccines children need here too. We offer them all the services when they arrive, even if they have just come for family planning. Often they have met our young volunteers in the neighbourhood.
I like helping people, especially the young ones
I also work at a mobile clinic. It’s important for accessibility, so that the women living in poorly serviced areas can access sexual and reproductive health services, and reliable information.
The women coming to the mobile clinic want family planning, and pap smears/smear tests. We have done a lot of awareness raising about cervical cancer and women are more aware now they must be tested.
I like what I do. I like helping people, especially the young ones. They know I am always on call to help them, and even if I don’t know the answer at that moment, I will find out. I like everything about my work. Actually, it’s not just work for me, and I became a midwife for that reason. I’ve always been an educator on these issues in my community.