40 year-old Lasme Eugenie smiles with good reason. We caught up with her at IPPF Africa Region’s Member Association in Cote d'Ivoire –The Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familial (AIBEF) clinic in Yopougon. Lasme been accessing reproductive health services, including family planning, at the clinic for the last 10 years. She has never gone anywhere else for these services, and shares the reasons behind her loyalty to this health facility.
"I like this AIBEF clinic because it has very friendly staff. Whenever I come here for services, I am always received very warmly and the staff make me feel good. In addition, they answer all my questions without rushing me, and they take time to provide me with additional helpful information about my health. In fact, because of the good services I receive here, I have always told my friends to come here too whenever they need to access reproductive health services, especially family planning. I have received good feedback from them, with many saying that they like the services too," says Lasme, a mother of two.
AIBEF clinics provide a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services including family planning, ante-natal care and sexually transmitted infection management to thousands of people each month.
Story by Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama, IPPF Africa Region.