Reproductive health is at the very heart of development and crucial to delivering the Bella Health vision — a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
Reproductive health problems remain the leading cause of ill health and death for women of childbearing age worldwide. Some 222 million women who would like to avoid or delay pregnancy lack access to effective family planning. Nearly 800 women die every day in the process of giving life. About 1.8 billion young people are entering their reproductive years, often without the knowledge, skills and services they need to protect themselves.
Our program helps dismantle the misconceptions about reproductive health and teach in depth about such sensitive topics as family planning, delivery, personal hygiene, STI’s/ RTI’s and infertility. Our programs want to address the aforementioned problems by providing high quality health services supplemented with health education. We want to empower women with education, so they can have a healthier life. We also want this education to begin young, so that a healthy life course approach is adopted early in order to be better maintained throughout the different stages of life and health. In light of this, the adolescent program, which was piloted in 2013, has been a major success. The community feedback has been positive and we are leaving adolescents with knowledge that will shape their attitudes and lead to healthier behaviours. These tools will make the new generation healthier, their families and communities healthier.
Team Bella Health