HIV/AIDS Peer Educators Workshop By UN Concludes In Wau

A section of the participants during the peer workshop in Wau. [James Deng Dimo]

Jacqueline Nyanga, the team leaders from the HIV/AIDS unit for the greater Bahr el Ghazal states said the peer educator’s workshop is the backbone in HIV/AIDS Peer leadership targeting both civilians and other special units in the state.

The training workshop aims at equipping the participants in order to get adequate information about the prevention of HIV/AIDS in terms of disseminating the information to people at their work places, she said.

The 10 days workshop was attended by over 30 participants from different departments including the community based organizations, health ministry, armed forces, and UN staff.

The issues for discussion included the behaviour change communication, basic facts of HIV/AIDS and use of condom as an option of preventing HIV/AIDS.

“After this peer training workshop, we expect our participants to go out and inform their people about the way of HIV/AIDS prevention”, said Nyanga.

She urged those in attendance including the SPLA forces to disseminate the same information to their comrades.

“We need them to talk to their colleague about the basic facts of HIV/AIDS management and how to take care of themselves as we have today developed their action plan through this training,” she said.

Jacqueline has urged the participants when going out to disseminate the information in the public places like churches, youth, and community groups and at their respective institutions.

She urged the people to go for voluntary testing and counselling on the pandemic disease. 

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