Reproductive Health and Family Planning

Build on the momentum occasioned by the Millennium Development Goals to garner the multisectoral support needed to meet the reproductive and sexual health needs of our culturally diverse population - one characterized by its youthfulness, geographic dispersion, conjugality, and persisting gender inequalities.

Specific Objectives:

  • Create an environment supportive to safe motherhood and newborn health.
  • Segment the design and delivery of all youth RH-related interventions and policies by gender, age cohort, marital status, and rural/urban residence. 
  • Ensure access to a core package of maternal and neonatal health services, especially in rural areas where health facilities are limited.
  • Empower women, men, families, and communities to recognize pregnancy-related risks, and to take responsibility for developing and implementing appropriate responses to them.
  • To help reduce the morbidity and mortality rate of infants and young children
  • Support community initiatives to promote RH by encouraging rural communities to take responsibility to identify and implement innovative solutions and support networks for effective communication and transport to EmOC services.
  • Develop and implement innovative informational campaigns to heighten community awareness
  • Enlist religious and other leaders to promote RH at the community level
  • Ensure the seamless integration of maternal health services from the community to facility level
  • Increase human resource capacity through appropriate training

What we do!

As a result of the conflict, there has also been a debilitating effect on the Youth & women, especially in relation to their education & general social lives (respectively). Being THE integral part of implementing objectives above, there needs to be a special focus on rehabilitating & educating the Youth & Women.

The search for (& availability of) this precious commodity is – paradoxically so – one of the major sources of conflict (when scarce) & yet the most natural unifying resources (when equitably available). ARD lays special emphasis on the latter, since it will create a conducive environment for the above objectives to be implemented.

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Why ARD

Vision: To have strong, capable and self–dependent communities which are able to plan, implement and manage their live aspects and services in a sustainable manner.

Mission: To facilitate the communities for the sake of improving the quality of lives through provision of Sustainable education system, livelihood, water supply, health and sanitation services in a pleasant environment.

Core Values: Based on the founding values of unity, love, peace, justice and sustainable use of local resources.Unity and solidarity among all its members and communities it serves for, Building positive relationships, sharing information and promoting dialogue, Self-dependency and creativity among its stakeholders in fulfilling their development objectives and the facilitation of communities and other stakeholders into becoming agent of their own empowerment and development.