Health
 Zambia
Project #8864

Keep Zambian Mothers & Infants Healthy & HIV Free

by Firelight Foundation
Oct 24, 2012

MANSA's Holistic Approach

Thank you for your continued support of MANSA. You’re supporting a well-rounded, holistic approach to reducing mother to child transmission of HIV. To make this approach real to you, we’ve complied a list of MANSA’s achievements in their community. Please enjoy learning about how you’ve supported mothers and children in Zambia through MANSA's activities:

  • training community health workers to support mothers & children dealing with mother to child HIV transmission
  • creating & supporting mothers’ support groups
  • strengthening district level advocacy to increase services for mothers & infants
  • maintaining a tight focus on HIV awareness, testing, treatment, and care
  • improving access to treatment for children by placing a child health advocate at the hospital and creating a child-friendly waiting room
  • supporting youth living with HIV by providing a recreation space, engaging schools to reduce stigma and discrimination, and school-based youth clubs to educate both teachers and students about HIV
  • linking mothers to clinics to continue treatment after giving birth

With gratitude for all you’ve helped MANSA accomplish,

Firelight Foundation

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Firelight Foundation

Location: Santa Cruz, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.firelightfoundation.org/​index.php
Firelight Foundation
Project Leader:
Zanele Sibanda
Director of Programs
Santa Cruz, CA United States

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