Pastoral Womens Council

Updates from our SRH Initiatives

We have come across people who were (suffering) at home and had not received medical attention who have been treated today” Grace Messe, doctor at Ololosokwan health center

Awareness raising on health: our amazing team in collaboration with the Ngorongoro district health and community development departments was in Loliondo and Sale Divisions hosting free, mobile medical camps to provide health awareness and services. The medical camps reached over one thousand adults, children, youth and elders with health-related information, and services. We engaged with pastoralists on common illnesses,nutrition practices towards safe motherhood and sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, we provided counselling, testing, treatment and referrals for HIV/AIDS, STIs and cervical cancer. The health clinic also provided an opportunity to promote the use of public health insurance known as ICHF (Integrated Community Health Fund).
In June, working with the health departments of Ngorongoro, Longido and Monduli districts, PWC facilitated the training of 40 new community health workers (CHWs) from across the three districts with the aim of upscaling continous community wide awareness creation on general health and SRH services GBV prevention and response.