Overview of health
challenges

Located in West Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, the Republic of Benin has a population of about eight million people. According to the World Health Organization, Benin is characterized by a high population growth of 3.25%.

The ten most common causes of death are neonatal disorders, malaria, lower respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, ischemic heart disease, stroke, road injuries, TB, congenital defects and HIV/AIDS.

A map of Africa highlighting the location of Benin

History

The implementation of Rotary Family Health Days in Benin was not done as part of a national program, but rather as one program that comprised the four Rotary districts within the countries of Benin, Togo and Ghana. More than 63 000 beneficiaries were seen during the three day campaign.

The official launch took place on April 12, 2017, with the Minister of Health and several health officials in attendance. Funding of $18 000 was obtained from a Rotary Foundation grant and material sponsorships were received from project partners.


 

A map of Africa highlighting the location of Benin

Rotary Family
Health Days Sites

Rotary Family Health Days in Benin was part of a multi-national program that also included sites in Togo and Ghana. Click the site below to see highlights from the Health Day that was held in Benin.

Group of Rotary volunteers at a Family Health Days site in Benin"/>

Thanks to Rotary Family Health Days, 2,726 people were screened for HIV, 2,515 people were screened for malaria, 1,388 women were screened for breast cancer, 1,153 women were screened for cervical cancer, and 2,730 people received nutritional advice.

Impact

More than 30,000 healthcare services were delivered to 3,999 people at nine sites. This number incuded 1,113 children, 2,532 women and 1,457 men. Each person who visited a site received an average of 8.29 healthcare services.

Doctor seeing patients at Rotary Family Health Days in Benin
Doctor seeing patients at Rotary Family Health Days in Benin

Thanks to Rotary Family Health Days, 2,726 people were screened for HIV, 2,515 people were screened for malaria, 1,388 women were screened for breast cancer, 1,153 women were screened for cervical cancer, and 2,730 people received nutritional advice.

Volunteers and community members at RFHA Benin

More than 250 volunteers manned the sites, including 53 members of 17 Rotary clubs and 96 members of 17 Rotaract clubs.

Volunteers and community members at RFHA Benin
Volunteers and community members at RFHA Benin

Testimonials

The need for the outreach in communities was enthusiastically endorsed by the first authority of health, WHO, UNICEF, and the local Chief through the town carriers. Schools and some public places were used as sites. People were pleased with the program and expressed the wish to support future programs

- Germain Tomegah, RFHA Program Director

Country Report

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Rotary Family Health Days Report: Benin 2018

Our comprehensive reporting ensures accurate impact assessment, sustainability and accountability. Browse our reports to learn more about our program. As a result of movement and gathering restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 campaign was unable to take place

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