CIRDZ spends K150, 000 to train community

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CIRDZ spends K150, 000 to train community

Kalabo, February 5 ZANIS—Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) has spent over k150,000 in training 100 women and men as  counsellors in the Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) of  HIV/ALDS in Kalabo, Western Province.

Project Coordinator James Zulu disclosed this when he officially closed a six (6) day  training workshop in PMTCT for men and women  in
conjunction with the Ministry of Health at Nalionwa Parish hall recently.

Mr Zulu explained that CIDRZ was ready to spend colossal amounts of money because of the importance it attaches to ensuring that
communities were imparted with the necessary skills in every aspect of life.

He disclosed that the six day training was the last one on PMTCT and
that CIDRZ would soon introduce training programmes in business skills as
opposed to 2014 when the organisation concentrated much on
implementation of PMTCT.

Mr Zulu observed the need to impart the community with business skills
to supplement government’s efforts in uplifting the living standards
of people especially in rural areas.

The Coordinator was happy that PMTCT was successfully done in Kalabo District.

He implored the trained Counsellors to be responsible and be more time
conscious as the training they had undergone needed good time keeping to
win client confident to achieve results.