Enugu SACA Boosts PMTCT

The  EnugState  Agency  for  the Control  of  AIDS (ENSACA)  in collaboration with the Saving One Million Lives Programme (P for R) embarke on  massive sensitisation  and a w a re n e s s  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 involvinbthe  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  healt promotion issues. During thessessions, we distributed promotion
fliers.

We alsincludecommunitieithe various Local Government Areas. The State Agency for the  Control  of AIDS engaged selected communities in HIV  anAIDS 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.

OtheHealth 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.. Othe interventionduring the statwide  activities  w er a wareness messages in various interviews in national print media by the Executive Secretary of the State SACA.

NACA South West zonal office familiarisation visit to Ekiti State AIDS Control of Agency (EKSACA) and Stakeholders in Ado Ekiti
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