Communities can take a number of actions to safeguard their reproductive health.
Thynk Care intends to focus its interventions around the following areas in reproductive health:-
By utilizing CHV community networks, Thynk Care ensures early identification , monitoring and detection of risks to health while assuring timely clinical intervention and follow-up while informing on quality of care outcomes and obstacles to care.
Community Health Workers are important in ensuring the health and wellness of their communities.
Who They Are:
Community Health Volunteers(CHVs) bridge the gap between communities and the healthcare system. CHVs share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with the communities they serve. They work where they live. They are the frontline agents of change working hard to reduce the health disparities in low resource setting communities.
What They Do:
• Build capacity to address health issues
• Refer high risk ill individuals to higher levels of medical care
• Teach communities on topics related to chronic disease prevention, self-care and nutrition
• Advocate for undeserved individuals to receive appropriate services
• Provide culturally appropriate health education
How You Can Help:
a) Sponsor a CHV Certification ($60)
$60 sponsors one CHV to be trained with 5 days of training as a level 1 CHV
b) Sponsor a CHV with Smartphone ($90)
$90 sponsors a CHV with android smartphone to support data collection and health education during household visits.
c) Sponsor a CHV with Field Gear ($73)
$73 buys branded T-Shirt, Resource Toolkit with a training manual, pamphlets, Gum-boot, Raincoat, Torch
1) Ongoing training and capacity building through regular meetings with Thynk Care experts
2) Support efforts towards advocating for CHV needs to the stakeholders e.g. Ministry of Health, County Government, NGOs, other related agencies
3) Free financial empowerment to help start and run successful businesses, build investments to access cheaper capital to improve quality of life
4) CHVs Toolkit. Thynk Care provides CHVs with a fully equipped kit with a T-Shirt, educational materials, First-aid kit
5) Health Education Training on essential healthcare for mothers and children.
Menstruation is often an important marker in a young woman’s life, the meaning and significance of which will be shaped by a woman’s personal, cultural and social context. For girls and young adolescent women with Intellectual Disabilities, menstruation may hold unique significance and require specific responses, as adolescent women navigate their material bodies alongside complex beliefs and stigmas surrounding both disability and menstruation in a low economic rural setting. The menstrual experiences and needs of girls and young adolescent women with disability are rarely accounted for in menstrual discourse, particularly in low- income countries.
There is a need to adopt an understanding of menstruation as a naturally occurring process that is biological as it is social and cultural, and draws on a feminist disability perspective amplifying the often absent voices of girls and young adolescent women with disability, and their caregivers.