WHY Massira

African women bear an unacceptably huge burden of disease and death especially in their reproductive years. This is caused by preventable factors such as:

Inadequate dissemination of information

Stigma

Poor social support

Limited access to healthcare services and products

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What is Massira

A leading female centered support community

Between puberty and menopause, accurate information and access to women’s health services is severely lacking for many of the 364 million women of reproductive age in Africa. Misinformation and inappropriate treatment leads to a burden of late diagnosis, health complications (mental and physical) and even death.

Massira aims to increase women’s access to credible information on women’s health and related services through a safe community that fosters open dialogue and is committed to educating, connecting and empowering women to improve health outcomes in Africa.

Our Key Pillars:

Holistic Journey of Discovery

Massira is taking a holistic approach to accompanying women on a lifelong journey of discovery, healing & health proactivity while staying committed to raising more health awareness and encouraging open dialogue of taboo topics, so women can make informed and confident health decisions.

 

Increased & Equal Access

Massira is working to address the gender disparity in healthcare by providing access to information, products and services to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of preventable reproductive health conditions for women.

Improved Health Outcomes

Massira is committed to improving health outcomes for women and girls by supporting the UN SDGs in pursuit of good health & well-being and empowerment; and reducing the death rate and high number of women living in pain from preventable sexual and reproductive health conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Join us in our vision to be the African community carrying women on a journey of self-discovery and health proactivity

SDGs Alignment

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Over 800 women die daily from preventable cases related to reproductive health, with Sub Saharan Africa accounting for roughly two-thirds of the global estimate. Causative factors include, but not restricted to: Inadequate dissemination of information, stigma, poor social support and Limited access to healthcare services and facilities.

Through awareness and provision of access to credible information, we believe women will better understand their body, speak up about issues they face, become more proactive than reactive and ultimately live healthy. We foresee that the achievement of the above will translate into women promoting the culture of a healthier lifestyle in units and communities they find themselves and furthermore cause a change in the traditions passed on to the younger generation.

 

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Massira sees gender equality as the fair treatment of men and women in accordance with their respective needs. Thus, we seek to bridge the knowledge gaps within Sexual, Reproductive and Mental Health and the gender disparity in accessible healthcare options, through dissemination of information.

 

We also seek to destigmatize menstrual, mental and sexual health as there is a huge need for education on ‘taboo’ topics either hushed by society, culture, tradition and/or religion. Through the provision of a safe space for women to interact, share and learn from one another without shame or fear of stigma, they will be capable of making confident and informed decisions about their health.

 

We envision a society where all women - irrespective of location, social or economic status can access credible health information to take informed decisions, health facilities & services and we are actively working towards its realization.

 

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Massira’s endeavors are backed by an unwavering support system. Through strong partnerships with NGO’s, companies and concerned individuals we are able to interact with and support our target audience both online and offline. You can read about our Impact Activities here.

 

SDGs Alignment

massira-sdgs3beta

Over 800 women die daily from preventable cases related to reproductive health, with Sub Saharan Africa accounting for roughly two-thirds of the global estimate. Causative factors include, but not restricted to: Inadequate dissemination of information, stigma, poor social support and Limited access to healthcare services and facilities.

Through awareness and provision of access to credible information, we believe women will better understand their body, speak up about issues they face, become more proactive than reactive and ultimately live healthy. We foresee that the achievement of the above will translate into women promoting the culture of a healthier lifestyle in units and communities they find themselves and furthermore cause a change in the traditions passed on to the younger generation.

massira-sdgs5beta

Massira sees gender equality as the fair treatment of men and women in accordance with their respective needs. Thus, we seek to bridge the knowledge gaps within Sexual, Reproductive and Mental Health and the gender disparity in accessible healthcare options, through dissemination of information.

 

We also seek to destigmatize menstrual, mental and sexual health as there is a huge need for education on ‘taboo’ topics either hushed by society, culture, tradition and/or religion. Through the provision of a safe space for women to interact, share and learn from one another without shame or fear of stigma, they will be capable of making confident and informed decisions about their health.

 

We envision a society where all women - irrespective of location, social or economic status can access credible health information to take informed decisions, health facilities & services and we are actively working towards its realization.

massira-sdgs17

Massira’s endeavors are backed by an unwavering support system. Through strong partnerships with NGO’s, companies and concerned individuals we are able to interact with and support our target audience both online and offline. You can read about our Impact Activities here.