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This project links the population of Hay on Wye about 8500 people to the health district of Bellafarendi in Timbuktu, which has a population of around 11 000 people. We have agreed to make antenatal care free in this district and also to implement an innovative programme of population engagment to ensure that these services are used. Through training 28 health educators to talk to womens groups, mens groups and the local health board we aim to raise awareness of the signs to look out for in pregnancy and the importance of antenatal care as well as general health advice on hygeine and sexual health/HIV. We have also entered into partnership with Radio Buktu to broadcast a health information programme to the whole of Timbuktu.

Last updated: 02/08/2013