The project, “Improving Rural Primary Health Care and Education for the Increased Uptake of PMTCT and Reproductive Health Services Among Highly HIV Affected Communities of the North West Region,” funded by US Embassy Yaounde under the The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
around, Service Providers from Tabeken, Mbot, Dumbu and Bih communities of Ako and Nkambe subdivisions of the North West Region, underwent an intensive training on modern techniques of Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Nutrition.
The training took place from 09 – 13 June 2015 at the Nkambe Integrated Health Centre (PMI).
After the training, each SP received an end-of-course attestation, project materials and a First Aid Box containing generic drugs, condoms, and other materials to prevent HIV transmission. These materials are to enable the community actors reach out to their communities with educative talks on HIV/ AIDS, and to treat minor medical cases such as wounds, headache etc, while referring serious cases to the hospitals and Health Centers.
By this project activity, IVFCam hopes to greatly minimize the general prevalence of HIV and promote PMTCT to eliminate HIV new infections among new borne babies, in the respective project communities.