Enugu SACA Boosts PMTCT
The Enugu State Agency for the Control of AIDS (ENSACA) in collaboration with the Saving One Million Lives Programme (P for R) embarked on massive sensitisation and awareness creation campaigns on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and AIDS (PMTCT).
The activities included radio jingles in multiple stations, radio & TV interviews involving by the Executive Secretary of ENSACA and the State Commissioner for health.
Other activities were visits to health facilities in rural communities at on antenatal clinic days to sensitise the pregnant mothers on PMTCT as well as general health promotion issues. During these sessions, we distributed promotion fliers.
We also included communities in the various Local Government Areas. The State Agency for the Control of AIDS engaged selected communities in HIV and AIDS preventive measures in the midst of COVID-19.
The campaign involved local stakeholders like traditional rulers (Igwe), town union presidents, and the various opinion leaders in the communities.
Other Health Promotion activities that were carried out at the length of these programmes involved erection of Health Education Bill Boards at strategic points in the LGAs.
These billboards informed people about the fact that HIV/ AIDS is real and remained a present danger. Target audiences were also informed that the virus is preventable and treatable with availability of services at health facilities and points throughout the State.. Other interventions during the state wide activities w ere a wareness messages in various interviews in national print media by the Executive Secretary of the State SACA.