MDH supports HIV fight by donating 100 bicycles 

THE Management and Development of Health Organisation (MDH) has donated 100 bicycles to support community health workers in Geita region in fight against HIV infection.

Speaking after handing over the bicycles recently, the Geita region, MDH Project Manager, Dr Nicholas Salimo said the bicycles will enable people who have contracted the diseases to be reached and served.

He said, so far the region has approximately 80,000 HIV patients who receive treatments in 104 health centres where service providers are going to reach them easily.

He added, that MDH collaborates with the Office of the Regional Medical Officer to educate, provide preventive measures, HIV testing, identify new victims and link them with anti-infection medical clinics.

Dr Nicholaus further explained that the bicycles will enable health service providers at the community level to push for the HIV preventive measures, control new infections and reduce the level of infection at the regional level.

“They will use these bicycles to easily reach the victims and serve them in the treatment and care clinics.” He insisted.

The Geita Regional Medical Officer, Dr Omari Sukari said the bicycles will be distributed to health service providers at the community level in 96 health centres.

“They can deliver medicines to them by using the bicycles, but they can go to give them education about HIV issues, as well as reaching them and reminding them on their monthly clinics.” He said.

The Acting Regional Administrative Secretary congratulated the MDH for the move as it joins the government move to fight against HIV infections countrywide.

He urged the health service providers at the community level to use the transport responsibly in order to achieve the region’s goal of reducing HIV infection from five to four per cent average yearly.

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