First Reproductive Health Programme in Bata

A reproductive health programme, under the Ministry for Health and Social Welfare, has begun its first phase in Bata. It is a campaign under the Early Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Cervical-Uterine Cancer Project in Equatorial Guinea IEC CCC, which is expected to be launched on 24th May.

This programme integrates the teaching of communicators with the active collaboration of social programme presenters on radio and television, and the aim will be to train these social communicators in order to support the Early Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Cervical-Uterine Cancer Project.

The overall aim of the Reproductive Health Programme is to develop actions which generate informed and satisfied application in the prevention of cancer of the neck of the uterus, directed towards guaranteeing the right to receive a truthful, timely and suitable message through the activities of information, education and communication.

With the active participation of the social communicators and journalists in the implementation of the communication plan in the cities of Malabo and Bata, the aim is to achieve specific goals through the organisation and execution of educational talks in secondary schools, universities and professional centres, waiting rooms in health centres and in communities; the spreading of messages and presentations of programmes on the radio and television, promoting the voluntary participation by women in the clinics for the detection of cancerous lesions, and the promotion of IEC activities in these matters.

Each person attending the programme will have to send periodical reports on the activities carried out monthly. This report will be sent to the project, and received and analysed by the IEC specialist.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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