HIV sensitisation campaigns bear fruit in Mkushi

Banner 3
Banner 3

The District Aids Coordination Advisor (DACA) in Mkushi District says HIV/AIDS sensitisation programmes are yielding positive results.


Nyambe Kamungoma says the response from Mkushi residents pertaining to HIV/AIDS sensitisation programmes was overwhelming since the time the campaigns started.


Mr Kamungoma said apart from the sensitisation, his office was also distribution both female and male condoms.


He was also happy with the response from the project construction companies who not only sensitised their workers on HIV/AIDS but also helped in the distribution of condoms.


He mentioned that in the last sensitisation programme, which was the first interaction with residents, over 14,000 male condoms and 2000 female condoms were distributed.


Meanwhile, Keren Motors Site Engineer, Humphery Lengwe, has disclosed that his company thought it was very essential for workers to be sensitised as they are would-be carriers of various sexually transmitted infections.


Mr Lengwe told ZANIS in an interview that in order to boost the safety of the residents and the workers, his company had made the access of condoms by workers very easy.


He confirmed that there had been positive progress amongst workers as there had been no reports of sexually transmitted infection or unwanted pregnancies since the sensitisations started.


Earlier this year, capital project construction companies, such as Keren Motors, had agreed to join hands with DACA and the local council to help boost HIV/AIDS sensitisation campaigns.