Total Control of HIV/AIDS Epidemic (TCE) house to house sensitasation campaign launched in Southern province
Kalomo, June 11th, 2014, ZANIS – A civic organization in Kalomo District has launched a Total Control of HIV/AIDS Epidemic (TCE) house to house sensitasation campaign in Zimba and Kazungula districts of Southern province.
Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) has launched the three year DAPP TCE project which covers five districts of the province.
It has so far trained 302 field workers to work with health facilities on a door to door HIV interventions targeting to reach a population of 540,000 to empower them to take control of the epidemic.
Speaking at the launch of the project and closure of the training session of 50 TCE sensitasation field workers at Kalomo farmers training center yesterday, district commissioner for Kalomo, Lucia Mwiinde commended DAPP TCE for the initiative.
Ms. Mwiinde said of taking the HIV/AIDS interventions in the outskirts adding that it was government’s quest to see to it that health services come closer to the people, especially for the rural population.
“As government we would like to thank the initiative taken by DAPP TCE with the support from the Centre for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in bringing HIV services closer to the people including HIV counseling, mobile art, PMTCT and Tb programmes. This is to supplement governments’ efforts of taking health services closer to the people,” Mwiinde observed.
34 field workers have so far been deployed to work with health officers in the eight centers of Zimba district while 17 have been sent to Kazungula in its six health facilities.
The DAPP TCE programme is being implemented in Mazabuka, Monze , Choma, Kalomo and Zimba districts and is expected to be launched in Sinazongwe by the end of this year with intentions to scale up in the whole province in future.