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HC4L TRAINS VILLAGERS TO OPT FOR MORDERN CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS

THROUGH ; Health Communication for Life ( HC4L )

This Project is sponsored by: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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People of M'bwana village Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba have been sensitized by HC4L project to start using modern contraceptive methods to reduce population boom.

CRECCOM under HC4L project funded by USAID through FHI360, trained the youth in the village on the importance of using modern contraceptive methods and other health related issues.

According to Austin Richard, Banana Youth Club's program manager, people in the village used local and unreliable contraceptive methods before the project because they believed that women who use modern contraceptive methods do not satisfy their husbands in bed.

He outlined lack of awareness and cultural beliefs as major reasons that discouraged their women from using modern contraceptive methods.

"Most of the people in my village used local contraceptive methods like tying a string around their waist but unfortunately they were being impregnated in the process, but with the coming of this project people have adopted the modern and trustworthy methods because they know that cases of malnutrition due to high population rate will no longer exist in their families."

Austin Richard added that after attending the training, youth clubs in the village organized and performed a lot of Theatre for Development(TFD) activities to disseminate information about positive health issues that led to the formation of M'bwana health committee. The committee is responsible for advising people on the importance of using modern contraceptive methods as well as other positive health behaviors.

With the formation of the health committee which is comprised of 10 matured ladies, villagers are now flocking in large numbers to health facilities to seek medical attention as well as receive modern contraceptive methods.

Story By: Muhammad Kananji and Eniphar Iddi