One objective of the FEDEC through the Vulnerable Indigenous People Plan is to facilitate health care access for the Bakola/Bagyeli in order to reduce the high mortality and morbidity rate in their communities. As such, the following activities are conducted in the field:

  • Program of awareness and sensitization on diseases such as malaria and AIDS
  • Treatment of Bakola/Bagyeli ill patients
  • Community health agents training
  • Traditional birth attendantstraining and support
  • Registration of births and establishment of birth certificates

FEDEC’s intervention strategies consist of:

Signing collaboration protocols with state and religious health centers to ensure care and follow-up of Bakola / Bagyeli patients

  • Support for advanced strategy and expanded immunization programs
  • Supplying pharmaceutical products to health centers

Results of these interventions:

  • 4,834 patients have been treated since 2008
  • 1,890 people were vaccinated, including 1,179 pregnant women and 711 children aged 0-5
  • 66 tuberculosis-affected patients were treated
  • 17 hernias were detected and treated
  • 40 AIDS cases have been detected and are followedup

FEDEC interventions’ impacts are considerable in the health component; we can observe:

  • A sharp decrease in infant mortality from 30% in 2004 to less than 15% in 2013
  • A population increase in the Bakola / Bagyeli communities