The Rofuta Development Association, in collaboration with the prestigious Global Fund to Combat AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, has embarked on a week-long intensive training program. The objective of this program is to educate healthcare professionals and service providers on imperative human rights issues affecting individuals grappling with HIV, tuberculosis, and other vulnerable populations in Port Loko Town. This significant initiative, which commenced on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, aims to equip service providers with critical knowledge, ensuring the utmost protection of human rights for individuals afflicted by these health challenges.
During the inaugural ceremony, Mamud Idriss Kamara, the esteemed District Medical Officer of Port Loko, underscored the paramount importance of training service providers on effective and respectful interactions with individuals living with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other vulnerable groups, ensuring their human rights are upheld at all times.
Furthermore, Millicent Mina, the esteemed District Health Focal Person in Port Loko, eloquently expounded upon the pivotal role of healthcare professionals and service providers in ensuring individuals grappling with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria receive the highest standard of treatment and care, fostering their overall well-being.
The participants and beneficiaries of this transformative training expressed their profound gratitude for the project's direct engagement with healthcare and community workers. This collaborative endeavor is poised to drive positive change, effectively addressing human rights issues within the healthcare sector while extending holistic support to those grappling with these challenging diseases.