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SFH to improve HIV cascade for children, adolescents, pregnant/ lactating mothers in Taraba



Society for Family Health (SFH) through one of its projects in Taraba, ‘Lafiyan Yara’ has conducted its annual workshop for all project staff to improve HIV cascade of care among children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating mothers in the state.

Dr Omokhudu Idogho, the Managing Director while speaking at a two- day annual workshop on Friday in Jalingo, said the project’s staff included Community Counsellor Testers, Facility Case Managers, Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), and Mentor Mothers.

Idogho said the workshop drew 130 participants from the 15 implementing Local Government Areas of the state, all of whom played pivotal roles in ensuring the success and efficiency of service delivery within the project.

Represented by the the Country Coordinator of the Project, Aisha Dadi, the MD said one of the primary aims of the workshop was to harmonize efforts and enhance service delivery by the state project team.

According to her, the harmonisation is to align with the Strategic Direction of the organization – Beyond Boundaries 2024-2030, Innovations for New Markets laid out by SFH.

She explained that the workshop also focused on orienting project staff with the organizational sustainability model and reinforcing its guiding principles and ensuring the provision of quality services for the community.

The Director said the case identification of HIV among Children and adolescents, pregnant and lactating mothers, complete linkage to the health facilities, treatment retention and viral suppression strategies would be discussed and addressed to improve quality of life among the target population.

NEWSVERGE reports that during the meeting, participants actively engaged in dynamic discussions, sharing experiences and innovative strategies aimed at improving service quality and expanding its reach.

key aspects of the workshop were the documentation of successes stories, challenges and recommendations from the frontline of programme implementation.

Through diligent record-keeping and analysis, participants aimed to extract actionable insights to guide future endeavors.

Topics ranging from UNAIDS goal of 95:95:95 and its strategies, mental health management and storytelling to leveraging digital media for photo and video coverage, leadership, and navigating the strategic landscape outlined by SFH.

New team members were welcomed and provided with comprehensive orientations, ensuring they were not only familiar with the objectives of the Lafiyan Yara Project but also equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to hit the ground running.

In his goodwill message Mr Jellason Danjuma, the Director of Planning, Monitoring, and Research (DPRM) at the Taraba State AIDS Control Agency commended SFH for its wonderful contributions towards mitigating the effects of HIV in Taraba.

Martins Abochol

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