Omilling educational workshop HIV Awareness
If you ignore HIV-AIDS it could be the death of you, so don’t die of ignorance.
“Most villagers over the age of 3 will remember this public information”.
Every household in Omilling will be sent an accompanying leaflet, explaining how HIV is contracted, why it becomes Aids, and the appropriate measures to prevent its spread.
Rates of awareness of HIV, which attack the immune system, increase for the last three years, suggesting the campaign had got through.
But in the years since, much has changed. Improved drugs mean HIV is no longer necessarily regarded as a “death sentence” in the west. In Omilling, villagers cannot afford to buy the drugs.
However, the number of people tested for HIV voluntarily had risen to an estimated 16000 by 2009 – a threefold increase on the 2000 level.
Due to heavy rain 4 workshops had been cancelled since these are run under trees and also with no resources. We are pushing hard to save lives by providing vital information. Three workshops took place before the rain starts. In October we will be pushing "a hard - hitting" campaign to reach all the villages.
In three months to come a new update will be posted and we will report on how your contribution is making impact on the lives of the villagers in Omilling.
We still need your help to put the finishing touches on this project to help villagers to protect themselves from catching HIV and to stop the spread further.