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This provides the platform for communication between the Kenyan and the Indian facilitation team, involved in a learning exercise.
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2015
Started by CAROL NJERI NDUNGU. Last reply by Indumathi Ravi Shankar Feb 1, 2010.
HI ALLThe team in Kenya is ready for the salt visit.Please lets come up with topics.ThanksCarolContinue
Started by CAROL NJERI NDUNGU Nov 20, 2009.
Thanks allI want to propose a topic to be discussed during the Salt Visit in Kenya .what do you think about:PreventionCare and TreatmentDisclosureMy team in Mlolongo is ready for the Salt…Continue
Started by CAROL NJERI NDUNGU. Last reply by Onesmus Mutuku Nov 9, 2009.
We can have salt visits between the two country and share experiences
Vasudha Rao posted a status
I came across an interesting project Storytelling to Combat HIV/AIDS Stigma amongst Transport Workers in Kenya
Read more at http://www.comminit.com/health_rights_media/content/storytelling-co...
Partnering to Address HIV/AIDS: BangladeshAs part of this effort to ensure the right to HIV/AIDS education and health care services, CARE-Bangladesh designed and implemented a behavioural change initiative designed to reach out to transport workers, especially truckers. During the project's initial period, CARE-Bangladesh staff worked to develop a trusting relationship with union leaders by engaging in discussion, advocacy, and the sharing of information. Peers - transport workers themselves - helped identify areas for outreach, ensured cultural appropriateness of the prevention message, and served as outreach workers. As the partnership grew, the union and its leaders contributed to and took responsibility for programme activities. "Union leaders give time and moral support during the opening and graduation ceremonies of the Volunteer Peer Educator training course. Peer educators are motivated to participate more actively in the training process after they hear a union leader praise their role and contribution; rec! eiving a certificate from their union leader also bestows a sense of prestige."Contact: Syed Asif Altaf Chowdhury firstname.lastname@example.org://www.comminit.com/en/node/271033
Greetings! Wanted to share the video posted by Laurence how after AIDS competence prcoess at a trucker's stop in Tanzania, condom use increased by 200% in 2 months. Watch the video at: http://aidscompetence.ning.com/video/condom-use-increased-by-200-by...
I enjoyed watching the video. Thanks! I know the Kenya team uses these wellness centres for SALT visits with a mixed group of PLHIV, truck drivers and sex workers. I found this very striking. Would the Kenyan team like to share if in any way community contributes to running or management of these centres. Asante.
You can read about the Knowledge Fair held by Kenya team with truckers. Samuel has posted a blog
Request Kenyan team to share more.
Thanks and regards,
ETHIOPIA: Transport sector launches HIV policyThe Ethiopian government has unveiled an HIV policy for its transport sector, which has grown significantly in recent years alongside the rapidly expanding road network."Various national studies have shown that those working across the transport sector - especially drivers and their assistants - are vulnerable to HIV infection as they spend considerable time away from their families," said Ethiopia's transport authority director Kassahun Hailemariam.The country's Federal Transport Authority (FTA) and commercial transporters jointly issued the policy in December. It sets up a national taskforce to raise funds from state and non-state actors to finance projects, including condom distribution, and helping transport staff and family members living with the virus.The government has earmarked 2 percent of the FTA's annual budget to work towards an HIV-free transport sector. Although exact figures for the number of transport workers - from drivers to drivers' assistants and loaders - are hard to come by, an FTA official said the figure was "in the tens of thousands".
Read more: http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=91647
How are you? Samuel Githire has posted a blog on Kenya Long distance Truck-drivers & Allied workers Union celebration of World AIDS Day. You can read more athttp://aidscompetence.ning.com/profiles/blogs/kenya-long-distance
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