JASMAR contributions to control HIV/AIDS
While UNICEF is supporting the
ERWs risk awareness, JASMAR extends the activities - at its
own cost - to include public health, first aid and HIV/AIDS.
The institutional memory of the organization of risk
education (staff, targets and areas) remains to be an
important asset for HIV/AIDS control measures.
UNFPA/JASMAR partnership on HIV/AIDS, Kassala
Through fund from UNFPA JASMAR was
implemented HIV/AIDS awareness raising/protection project in
Kassala state, Oct. – Dec. 2010.
The project main activities
Advocacy campaign through
4 seminars with 60 local decision makers and community
2 training workshops for
45 volunteers to carry out the project awareness
activities (20 Lay Counselors and 25 Health Care
promoters, 5 days for each training.
2 training workshops for
Health Care Providers (25 for each workshop). The 50
Health Care Providers from two hospitals (Halfa
Algadeeda and Algirba).
Conduct 6 public
awareness sessions using drama, lectures, local oriented
songs and competitions.
project 65 decision makers and community leaders have been
sensitized to play a leading role in HIV/AIDS campaign.
Health Promoters and Lay Counselors (45 trained volunteers)
managed to reach 10,070 beneficiaries
through IPC, focused group discussion and home visits.
Meanwhile, 331 of MARPs and vulnerable groups have been
reached who have represented 25 tea sellers, 173 university
students and 133 uniformed
personnel. Moreover, 205 persons referred to VCT.
awareness sessions JASMAR reached 1,736 persons in 5 public
awareness sessions through dram, awareness songs, lectures
on HIV/AIDS ABC facts and competitions on evaluation of
candidates’ gained knowledge.
2. Integration of HIV/AIDS into MRE
activities, South Kordofan
This project has been founded through an initiative by JASMAR and its
partners in South Kordofan (DCA and OSIL). The initiative
adopts the integration of HIV/AIDS awareness/prevention
messages into Mine Risk Education MRE activities. This initiative
has been translated into a project that funded by
ECHO for one year (March 2009 - April 2010).
The implementation way out has been preceded
by extensive consultation with the stakeholders (UN, INGOs,
NNGOs and the related authorities).
The project targets 50,000 beneficiaries for
HIV/AIDS and 45,000 for MRE.
The project teams have been trained on the
community appropriate techniques to work with the local
3. Increasing awareness & knowledge of RH
& HIV prevention, Kassala
JASMAR/UNFPA have engaged in a partnership to
carry out this project during the period (Oct. 2009 - Apr.
2010). This project aimed to raise the community
awareness/prevention on HIV/AIDS and RH. The project main
Training for 20 lay counselors for
treatment education and ART adherence support.
Advocacy and sensitization meetings with
120 community leaders and decision makers
Training for 20 Community Health
Promoters (CHPs) to conduct community-based education
and stigma reduction program at community level.
Outreach and home-based activities and
provide materials for lay counselors and CHPs.
Mobilization and service promotion,
Public awareness sessions (drama and theatre activities
Training of Health Care Providers to
reduce stigma at health care settings (2 hospitals) and
orient HCPs on the available services.
Public serves promotion and awareness
raising sessions using interactive communication
messages accompanied with outreach VCT /or referral to
the existing services.
4. HIV/AIDS awareness raising and
JASMAR/UNICEF developed a new partnership on
combating HIV/AIDS through an awareness raising project in
Kassala (Wad Elhelaiow, Maghareef and Hamdaeet) areas in Wad
The project is a short-term project
(September - October 2009). It is targeting the communities
awareness raising and prevention on HIV/AIDS through
conducting training (IPC) for 30 volunteers from the
targeted areas, 10 for each area. The awareness/prevention
activities are carrying out by the trained volunteers for
6,299 beneficiaries from the targeted communities. The
project is also target raising up the communities concerned
on the affected/infected families in order to contribute to
5. JASMAR/UNDP short-term
awareness/prevention project, Kassala, Nov. - Dec. 2008
JAMSAR and UNDP formed a new
partnership on combating HIV/AIDS in Kassala. The
project is oriented for HIV/AIDS awareness raising and
prevention in Allafa and Algira areas as well as
mobilizing the communities to create a
pro-active partnership and sense of the individual
responsibility in the fight against AIDS. The project also
works on the reduction of the stigma and discrimination
against people living with HIV.
Public awareness sessions in the circles of
women's groups at Allafa and Algira.
4 Awareness raising lectures for school students at
Allafa and Algira .
2 Awareness messages on the market to raise
awareness of men at Allafa and Algira.
2 Awareness sessions in the mosques conduct by
religious leaders at Allafa and Algira.
Awareness lectures in social
centers target youth at Allafa and Algira.
1 Open day campaign targets all
communities containing (drama, singing, prizes, home visits,
and discussion groups) at
A mobile voluntary test at
Distribution of IEC materials at all target
6. Community-based Care and Support to PLWHA
During the period April 2003 -
March 2004 JASMAR implemented this project through
fund from the Netherlands Embassy in Khartoum, JASMAR
implemented this community project to provide social,
psychological and nursing support to PLWHA in Wad Elbashir, Mayo, Jabal
Awlia, Haj Yousif and Alizba camps. The project specific
This component included home
nursing for 100 participants, drug administration as training
has been carried out for (50) Community Health Workers CHW.
Furthermore counseling training for (100) volunteers and CHW
were part of the project. Apart from that spiritual support
conducted for (45) beneficiaries from the main faith groups
(Muslims, Christians and Kujour).
The local communities’ groups
performed traditional dances and played local music at the
targeted camps where the messages managed to distribute
through it. Also the volunteers and PLWHA delivered
HIV/AIDS awareness messages. A total of 17 community drama
shows were performed. Regarding group discussion, targets of
multi-disciplinary formation of groups were selected (each
group is comprised of volunteers, CHW, community leaders,
PLWHA and family members). 20 groups were formed, each of 20
individuals. For ICE materials 10 billboards were fixed at
prominent positions in the target locations. Also 500
T-shirts were distributed to the youth and school children.
8000 posters wee pasted in the class rooms, public
transport, poster boards, shops and public places.
Universalization of testing of
pregnant ladies: Volunteers and CHW registered the pregnant
ladies. The community informants and peripheral clinics’
records helped them. They contacted almost pregnant and
suspected pregnant ladies. They explained to the targets the
importance and implications of the HIV/AIDS testing during
About 200 individuals who were
infected or affected by the HIV/AIDS were registered. An NGO
whose members were PLWHA was registered in the Humanitarian
Aid Commission (HAC). Meetings and discussions took place
with the executive organ of the NGO to explore the best way
of empowering the PLWHA NGO. Training sessions were
conducted on networking and organizational management. Video
films, lectures and leaflets distribution were some of the
empowerment means used. PLWHA have come in the open and
participated in the open events for the first time.