Nurses train in HIV/AIDS

Health Watch, Normal

The National, Thursday 30th May 2013

 A GROUP of 20 nurses in Milne Bay have undergone basic training on HIV/AIDS awareness and testing.

The programme was organised and funded by the United church in the Southern region to help its health care workers in the campaign against the spread of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.

It was held at Salamo on Fergusson Island under the provider-initiated HIV counselling and testing programme from May 16 to 24. 

The nurses came from health centres in the province and were taught basic communication skills, HIV/AIDS awareness and testing.

Programme co-ordinator Roman Pembi urged stakeholders and departments to help make the job easier for the nurses.

“These people are equipped and ready but there are not enough resources and equipment so I appeal to stakeholders and respective departments to provide the necessary medical items.”