By Abubakar Mohammed
Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency in collaboration with EU/UNICEF are conducting a five day training of One Hundred Health Workers on how to test and counsel HIV/AIDs clients in the state, the participants are facility in-charges and lab technicians in four selected clinics from sixteen LGAs including the insurgency affected LGAs and twenty one PHC centers of Excellence in the state.
Declaring the workshop opened, the Executive Chairman Adamawa State Primary Care Development Agency Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel represented by Permanent Member 1 Dr. Martin Bimba said “you are here to learn, pay attention to your facilitators and presenters because at the end of this workshop we are expecting you can to conduct all form of HIV/Aids testing and counseling in your health facilities” and he wish the participant a successful and fruitful deliberation.
Answering questions from journalists, the state HIV/AIDs program officer Haj Zainab Mohammed says the essence of this workshop is to
ü Give room for HIV/AIDs testing and counseling in PHC center “ you know PHC centers and clinic are the only health institution that are very close to people”
ü To integrate HIV/AIDs testing in all CMAM (Community Management of Acute Malnutrition) health center to test children under five of age. CMAM is Unicef supported programme that support the treatment of children with Acute Malnutrition in our communities, the programme is currently running in four LGAs that is Ganye, Guyuk, Song, Yola north and Mubi North.