Supporting better health in Africa
RAI Amsterdam has been supporting a new project since 2016 called ‘A healthy future for girls in Kilindi’. This health programme is unique for the way it combines two major components. On the one hand, Amref Flying Doctors aims to improve the sexual health of girls and women by introducing an alternative ritual for female genital mutilation, something which has already been successfully introduced in other areas of Kenya and Tanzania. In addition, Amref aims to improve access to saf1e drinking water, proper sanitary facilities and hygiene, the lack of which directly affects the sexual health of girls and (pregnant) women.
Project goal: Improving the sexual and reproductive health of girls and women by providing clean drinking water & proper sanitary facilities and reducing female genital mutilation.
Period: January 2016 – December 2018 (3 years)
Location: Kilindi district, Tanga region, Tanzania
Results in 2016
The project has enjoyed various successes over the past 12 months. The organisation started recruiting personnel in January 2016 and the activities got underway in July 2016. The project team succeeded in realising the majority of the activities as described in the work plan, the main results of which can be found here.