Message from Our Vice President & Founder

Colette Smith

Reproductive Health is the very heart of development and crucial to delivering the Bella Health vision – a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth rate is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
2015 was an exciting year and the Female Adolescent Reproductive Health program has been a great success. With much persuasion, we were able to launch out adolescent class in proscribed public schools in 2014. The content, educators and students have made this program high impact with documented substantial changes in positive knowledge, attitude and behaviour. The rigorous evaluation speaks volumes of itself. The community feedback has been positive and these tools will make the new generation healthier, their families and communities healthier.

Our program helps to dismantle the misconceptions about reproductive health and teach in depth about such sensitive topics. Our programs want to address the 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.

Bella hosted 2 Vodafone employees this year, in collaboration with Vodafone’s World of Difference, CSR project. It was amazing to be among the chosen NGO’s to host employees of Vodafone. The process also entailed our employees to attend workshops in Delhi and give a presentation about Bella Health’s work at the Dasra Philanthropy Week in Mumbai to a large, international audience

Colette N. Smith,
Vice-President of Bella Health.