Training of Non-Health Workers on HIV and SRH
Save the Children (SC) Eswatini in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Sexual Reproductive Health Unit (SRHU) under the Ministry of Health, through the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) HIV Knows No Borders program is conducting a three day’s training of Gate Keepers on HIV and SRHR of Migrants, Adolescents and Young people, and Sex Workers.
Welcoming participants including Bucopho and Tindvuna Tetinkhundla on behalf of the Hhohho Regional Administrator was Hhohho District Commissioner Mandla Mavuso who extended his sincere gratitude to save the Children.
“We wish to extend our sincere gratitude’s to Save The Children eSwatini for the assistance they render in ensuring that we’re equipped for serving our communities.
This is an ongoing project driven by Save the Children and indeed they have to see to it that it achieves its objectives.
We are all aware that following the recent national elections, some new members have joined our team hence the need to bring them on board if we definitely want to win the battle. Our main agenda is development and we cannot achieve such with sick and unhealthy people. People look to us and expect us to provide answers and solutions to their problems,” he said.
The SRHR HIV – KNB project implemented in six countries including the Kingdom of Eswatini is supported by the Government of the Netherlands.
In the Kingdom of Eswatini, the project’s main focus is at two constituencies (Timphisini and Ntfonjeni) and one town (Pigg’s Peak) under the Hhohho Region.
The project seeks to address the plights of its target population where it has been found that they face greatest SRHR-HIV challenges including high rate of unwanted pregnancies, high prevalence rate of STI’s and HIV, migratory difficulties of being neglected in SRHR initiatives.
This project aims at improving access to SRHR – HIV services and information for migrants and migration affected communities along cross border and migration corridors in the Region; Improve SRHR – HIV related outcomes amongst migrants (Including migrant adolescents and young people) as well as non-migrant adolescents, young people and others living in migration affected communities.