How do we ensure that women in developing countries can access the Pill? Let’s work with local organizations, leaders, and health centers to help women.
This is a crucial and challenging question that both you and I have to think, reflect, and implement today, not tomorrow. It is believed that most of the developing countries have lots of problems like hunger and famine, prolonged drought, pollution, deforestation, low per capital, disease, illiteracy, poverty, high maternity death rate among others simply because of failure to control and plan for their families.
Two leaders helping out
I have taken time to look closely at the leaders most prominent and famous people both in my country and Beyond. I just want to cite two Americans who share a name as examples.
Bill Clinton with a family of one girl child and Bill Gates the owner of Microsoft. With all the financial ability they have, they have a very small family to cater for. This is because such people are well informed.
Strings attached to contraceptives are many that most developing countries have, like sensitization, improper distribution, negative opinion from stakeholders among others.
Finding the best contraceptive method for each woman
My sister seriously campaigns against contraceptives as she developed a healthy problem after depending on a 3months injection before testing whether her health conditions would fit the method. So maybe before distribution of contraceptives, we should also think about testing these women to find the fitting contraceptive method so that we avoid negative opinions emerging from the women who been negatively affected.
Such women have over weighed those who have positively gained out of the contraceptives who up to now remain silent. We should under the sensitization and education program record and broadcast voices of contraceptive beneficially to women gatherings whenever there is chance.
Many women have been blocked from using the contraceptives simply because of what they hear others say about them.
How to distribute contraceptives?
Contraceptives should be taken out to women at their homes. Health Centres should be use to store these contraceptives but not act as distribution centres. Most healthy centres are far located from some people and only access them when there is a very serious illness. Most people even fail to get transport to access these centres when they are sick so image! Can such women access healthy centres for contraceptives which seem to be luxurious?
Today women have many small associations which make them gather to give developmental assistance to the each other under loan schemes. What if contraceptive distribution organization liaised with the leaders of these small associations to educate the women about contraceptive advantages as well as distribute them at the end of the gathering?
Local council leaders could be used to distribute pills and other contraceptives to their subordinates. Healthy workers who control these contraceptives would move around with local leaders on a door-to-door basis to identify women who need the contraceptive services and have them serviced. This I think in Uganda may work where every 500-1000 people have a local council administration comprising of 10 executive elders with a woman representative as a must
Am Solomon Bbumba a teacher by profession. i taught Primary school children for over 6 years before i come the training Director PIPED-Uganda where i head training of teachers to intergrate Information communication technology in the teaching and learning process and as professions. I am a son of Late Rev James Bbumba who died when i was just 6 years and Noumi Bbumba who passed away when i was 16 years. I come from a family of 9 children and i am the fifth born in them. My job description also lets me create electronic teaching content for primary school teachers while teaching.