2013

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Nov
22

GHC conducted two trainings in August and September in Pemba and in Inhambane for community leaders on the topics of behavior change, working with most-at-risk-groups, and participatory communication/training skills. In Pemba, a total of 55 people from 21 organizations were in attendance, and in Inhambane 27 people from 22 organizations were in attendance. Participants showed great interest and motivation toward the training content.

As part of GHC’s terms of reference with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these sessions will be followed up with a additional modules and several practicums that will be observed by GHC staff over the next year.

As part of the training on most-at-risk groups, members of LAMBDA, a local organization that works with men who have sex with men (MSM), were invited to share personal stories with the training participants. In both provinces, members of LAMBDA talked about what it was like to grow up MSM, how they first realized they were MSM, and how being MSM affects their day-to-day lives. This session was very well...

Nov
22

GHC conducted two trainings in August and September in Pemba and in Inhambane for community leaders on the topics of behavior change, working with most-at-risk-groups, and participatory communication/training skills. In Pemba, a total of 55 people from 21 organizations were in attendance, and in Inhambane 27 people from 22 organizations were in attendance. Participants showed great interest and motivation toward the training content.

As part of GHC’s terms of reference with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these sessions will be followed up with a additional modules and several practicums that will be observed by GHC staff over the next year.

As part of the training on most-at-risk groups, members of LAMBDA, a local organization that works with men who have sex with men (MSM), were invited to share personal stories with the training participants. In both provinces, members of LAMBDA talked about what it was like to grow up MSM, how they first realized they were MSM, and how being MSM affects their day-to-day lives. This session was very well...

Feb
13

In Cabo Delgado, the northern most province of Mozambique, ten men gathered at the Global Health Communication (GHC) office in Pemba to participate in a peer educator training for men who have sex with men (MSM). The training was conducted by GHC, with support from the Project VIDAS consortium members Populations Services International, Pathfinder International, and LAMBDA, a Mozambican advocacy group for sexual minorities.

As part of the Project VIDAS, GHC works with four groups recognized as being at high risk of HIV: MSM, drug users, sex workers and miners and their wives. The training in Pemba was the start of the second round of peer education training designed specifically for MSM conducted by GHC and was the result of a successful collaboration between GHC and LAMBDA. GHC and LAMBDA worked together to merge their materials and training agendas in order to cover in one week all relevant information for MSM and necessary skills for Project VIDAS peer educators. The training itself was conducted by facilitators from both GHC and LAMBDA, with support from Pathfinder...