Kick4Life holds HTC refresher course
Kick4Life held a four days HIV Testing & Counselling training for its counsellors at the centre last week.
The refresher training, which started on Tuesday morning came to an end of Friday afternoon with 15 participants of which 6 were from the Jala Lesotho project while 9 counsellors from Kick4Life also took part. Also present were officials from the Ministry of Health as well as a Senior District Counsellor ‘Makeletso Moroka.
Moroka said the purpose of the workshop was to sensitise the HIVcounsellors about the new Test and Treat guidelines that are going to be effective as at 1st June. “We came here to share information regarding the new guidelines with our fellow counsellors because we want everybody to be up to date on the changes,” she said.
Moroka went on to praise Kick4Life for the good job they are doing.
“I am confident Kick4Life can do the job...because we have been monitoring their work for the past years and really, we are impressed with how they do things here.” she said.
Also present was Monkoe Leqheka from the Ministry of Health, under the department of Laboratory Services that deals with the HIV/AIDS testings. He said they are impressed with Kick4Life’s idea of using sports as a tool to disseminate information regarding the virus.
“It’s a unique idea, nobody has done it and it seems to be succeeding looking at the statistic and feedback from the community we as the Ministry of Health receives,” he said.
One of the counsellors Mabulane Mapanya said the training was important because they received new information regarding the new Test and Treat guidelines. Mapanya explained that they encounter problems during their work but now have ways on how they can address the met challenges.
Paballo Mohapi, who is setting up a fruit and vegetable business through the 'Jala Lesotho' project said she was pleased to have taken part because she got clarification on certain things. Mohapi will provide HIV testing & counselling as well as selling fresh, affordable produce to help people lead healthy lives.