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ASDHI continues with the fight against HIV with the new Community Directed Responce (CDR) Project.

Africa Social Development & Health Initiatives (ASDHI) is excited to announce that it is one of the Community-Based Organizations that were selected by Program for Accessible health though Communication and Education (PACE) to implement the 18-month Community-Directed Response (CDR) project. The CDR project is funded by the Civil Society Fund (CSF) and seeks to to contribute to the reduction of incidence rate of HIV in Uganda by 40% by 2012.

The purpose of the CDR project is to to expand and improve knowledge of, access to, availability of and effective and sustained use of HIV prevention services and products. The project targets most-at risk and vulnerable populations (MARPs) and seeks to increase access to and utilization of comprehensive HIV prevention services that reduce behaviours that are responsible for the majority of the new HIV infections. ASDHI is implementing the CDR project in the fishing communities of Ssi-Bukunja Sub-county, Buikwe district. In September 2011, the project trained and oriented 105 Village Health Team (VHT) members in Ssi-Bukunja Sub-county with knowledge and skills for increasing access to and utilization of comprehensive HIV prevention services.

The training was carried by health educators from Buikwe district health department and the VHTswere equipped with skills in communication, adult facilitation, community mobilisation and home visits. They were also oriented about the VHT concepts, basic facts about HIV, family planning, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV & AIDS (PMTCT), male and female condom use, safe male circumcision, HIV & AIDS stigma and discrimination, and the referral systems. Each of the 105 VHTs is responsible for reaching and mobilizing members of 30 households in a village to access and utilize HIV services— HIV counseling and testing; prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV with early infant diagnosis (PMTCT/EID), prevention with positives (PwP) and safe male circumcision (SMC), condoms, and life skills.

ASDHI is fully committed to the successful implementation of the CDR project and is optimistic that the fishing communities of Ssi-Bukunja Sub-county will take advantage of this project to learn about and understand the challenges caused by HIV, change behaviours that increase the risk of acquiring HIV and improve their health-seeking behaviour.

 

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