RETHINKING WOMEN’S HEALTH IN AFRICA: IT’S TIME FOR OPEN CONVERSATIONS.

Women’s and  girls’ health have become a concern over the past years looking at the health care system in Africa.  Some health complication women and girls living in Africa face include maternity complication, mental health and depression as a result sexual and gender base violence, breast and cervical cancer, menstrual complication, malaria, sexually transmitted diseases among others.

Despite a reduction in maternity mortality, Africa still records the highest maternity deaths in the world according to World Health Organization reports. Talking about maternity deaths, Gambian women recently raised concerns about maternity death after almost 15 women lost their lives due to maternity complication within a short interval. 

Moreover, pregnancy among girls is a big concern in Africa. This is because limited information about the girl’s health is available to girls especially in the rural areas of Africa.

Moving forward, sexually transmitted diseases is not an exception when it comes to women’s health problems in Africa. According to Avert.org, in sub-Saharan Africa, one in every five new infections happens among adolescent girls and young women, in East and Southern Africa, young women will acquire HIV five to seven years earlier than their male peers and in West and Central Africa, five young women become HIV positive for every three new infections among young men.

TIPS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

 

1)        Know yourself and body.

2)        Watch or read health guide materials to help you become more inform.

3)        Join a youth or women’s organization to interact and connect.

4)        Relax, exercise and eat healthy.

5)        Do frequent medical checks up to know your health status.

6)        Speak out to a mentor or trusted person when in stress or doubt.

 

THE SISTER SHOW PARTNERSHIP WITH GIRL ORGANIZATIONS IN AFRICA. 

To steer up conversations about women and girl’s health in Africa, The Sisters Show have partnered with Girls for the Development Goals and Girls for the Future. The partnership is created to have conversations on girls and women’s health related topics on The Sister Show platform.

WHO ARE THE PARTNERS?

GIRLS FOR DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOUNDATION

Girls for Development Goals foundation is a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profitable organization founded in 2016. Born out of the need to impact communities through developments projects, the foundation is an initiative of Pharm. Benedicata chukwuyem Apuamah, a young pharmacist and an active global leader.

GIRLS FOR THE FUTURE

Their mission is to mentor and empower girls and young women ages 13-25, by provision of opportunities and growth experiences, that could enable them to become independent, responsible and confident.

 

for more on this collaboration, visit the sisters show’s page on Facebook, for the live show that aired Saturday, 3rd of October 2020. You can click on this link below to watch the full episode: 
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=337301967491294

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