Training on Mentor Mothers
Mentor Mother training
NAPHAM in the month of September, 2014 trained a total of 280 mentor mothers (10 per district). During the training, the mentor mothers were equipped with skills to counsel prenatal, antenatal and post-natal mothers on issues concerning PMTCT, disclosure of one’s HIV status, treatment adherence, nutrition, family planning and condom use. In addition, the Mentor mothers will also be responsible for providing information to community members on PMTCT services available in their communities, male involvement in PMTCT and motivating people to utilize family planning services.
As much as it is a right of an individual to have a child, people living with HIV should consider the health of the unborn baby and their own health before getting pregnant. Mother to child transmission of HIV is one of the main modes of the continued HIV new infections in Malawi and can result to poor health among PLHIV. Therefore, it is important to seek medical counseling before deciding to conceive for the wellbeing of both the mother and the baby. NAPHAM recognizes that the presence of mentor mothers in the support groups will help in that respect.
NAPHAM launches a new Strategic Plan
NAPHAM receives a new grant
NAPHAM has received a new grant funded by the European Delegation. The grant is for a project on Gender based Violence targeting four districts in the Central Region. The districts are Dowa, Ntchisi, Nkhotakota and Salima. The grant is for two years beginning December 2013 to November 2015.
Trainings in Hopekit and Positive Prevention
NAPHAM has organized trainings in Hopekit and Positive Prevention for the facilitators in Hopekit and Positive Prevention under Bridge II Project. The trainings will start on 26th May 2014 and end on 31st May 2014. These are district based trainings and the districts targeted are Chiradzulu, Phalombe, Thyolo and Nsanje.