Kabarole Seeks US Help to Fight HIV in Adolescents

The District Chairman Kabarole Mr. Richard Rwabuhinga has appealed to American donors to change their health strategic plans and intervene in advocating for promoting HIV /AIDS campaigns and Reproductive Health among the adolescents in the district.

The chairman was speaking in a meeting with Baylor Uganda which had just delivered hospital items that included beds, price bed sheets, incubators, needles, gloves among others to Kibiito health centre IV in Bunyangabu, Kabarole district on Monday.

The items were donated to Baylor through the American Foundation for Children with HIV/AIDS.

Mr. Rwabuhinga was grateful for Baylor for their intervention in health centers’ infrastructure development and Saving Mothers Giving Life program.

He however observed that much as they have tried to save children born without HIV during delivery, these children become very active in their transition period of adolescence and there is no program designed to help such youths.

The district chairman asked Baylor Uganda and other partners to design health programs that target and advocate for the sexual active adolescents who are at risk of acquiring the deadly HIV/AIDS.

Speaking at the event, The Executive Director American Foundation for Children with HIV Tanya Weaver revealed that their intervention is aimed at caring for mothers and ensuring better health for their children.

Weaver noted that when she visited Kibiito health centre IV facility she was shocked to find it ill-equipped prompting her to mobilize support to equip it.



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