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Integration of HIV/AIDS messages into MRE activities

 

Consultation gathering to integrate HIV/AIDS into MRE activities, 5th April 2009, Kadugli

This consultation gathering held as a respond to the JASMAR/DCA initiative to integrate HIV/AIDS into MRE activities. The purpose of this gathering is to announce the integration of HIV/AIDS into MRE and to hear from the different stakeholders on the integration issues to make headway for the project.

31 participants have participated representing Gov, UNDP, NNGOs, INGOs and media.

The gathering outcomes:

1.   JASMAR/DCA/OSIL managed to announce the integration issue to the similar HIV/AIDS

stakeholders as well as the public through the accompanied media coverage.

2.   The engagement of South Kordofan MOH contributed positively in term of the arrangement, discussion and the expected future cooperation.

3.   SNAP Coordinator delivered a presentation on HIV/AIDS situation.

4.   DCA PM enlightened the participants on the nature of MRE activities. He mentioned to the community trust on the JASMAR/OSIL/DCA MRE teams as an added value to use it to deliver the HIV/AIDS messages.

6.   Some points raised by the participants as:

  • Common coordinating strategies were highlighted between HIV/AIDS and MRE as: Community Liaison, data gathering and trust and confidence building.

  • The necessity to take the local context into consideration particularly the local dialects.

  • The participants acknowledged the idea and mentioned to the community trust on MRE teams as a gate to deliver HIV/AIDS messages.

 7.  Training workshop on HIV/AIDS for MRE teams and the new recruited staff is going to be organized in May, 2009.

 8.   South Kordofan TV hosted JASMAR GM and raised the issue publicly.

The consultation gathering followed by HIV/AIDS training workshop on using Interpersonal Communication IPC approach for awareness raising/prevention, 20th – 26th April 2009, Kadugli.

The workshop facilitated by SNAP - South Kordofan – as (3) facilitators have paid training course for (31) participants from DCA, JASMAR and OSIL partners.

“8” participants from JASMAR have participated representing Kadugli office, and “2” MRE teams including new recruited staff members. The workshop objective is to capacitate the trainees on delivering HIV/AIDS messages within the local context. It is worthwhile to mention that, this workshop paved the way out to make headway for the MRE & HIV/AIDS integration project.

 

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