2006-914

2006-914
Photographer: 
Nathalie Raharilaza
Credit: 
© 2005 Nathalie Raharilaza, Courtesy of Photoshare
Location: 
Madagascar
Date taken: 
November 29, 2005
Project: 
2006 Photoshare Photo Contest
Image Width: 
1000
Image Height: 
667

Caption

Health educators in rural Madagascar display contraceptives they distribute to people living in villages far from health centers.

Notes

The majority of target villages in Madagascar are located very far from health centres (more than 15 km). Climate and lack of infrastructure constitute obstacles to health centre attendance. Health educators are trained to ensure the distribution of contraceptives to people living in villages which are more than 05 km away from a health centre. Women have been trained in awareness raising and counselling to promote family planning and the reproductive health of adolescents. Health workers also sell contraceptives, including the pill, spermicide and condoms.

History of Use

Organization Media Type Title
Population Connection Other The Reporter, Vol. 40, No.1, Population and Reproductive Health, March 2008
Wellmade Design Company Website International Conference on Family Planning
Johns Hopkins University | Bloomberg School of Public Health | Center for Communication Programs Other K4Health home page blog
IntraHealth International Website IntraHealth International
Abt Associates Inc. Other Family Planning Chioces - powerpoint presentation