Community leader’s awareness workshop on nyakabiga area hvac module
As part of the implementation of the Joint Program supported by CARE International, the SERVICE YEZU MWIZA organized from April 16 to 18, 2019, an awareness workshop for community leaders of the Nyakabiga area, on the module. HVAC "COMPETENCE OF CURRENT LIFE".
Orientation session of PLHIV volunteers leaders of ASC on indexed screening and self-testing in Buterere and Kabezi
Dr NUNU Blaise
"The greatness of a person is not evaluated based on the number of person that serve him but the ones that he serves. For around 3 years of experience working for SYM healthcare facility,i can witness the growth of the clinic. SYM is contributing to the elimination of HIV.
Through the mobile clinic strategy; SYM diagnose, treat and do the follow up for under-served HIV patients, far from health centers. SYM has brought hope to the hopeless, and light in the darkness.
I recall HIV positive families that couldn’t believe that they should give birth to HIV negative children, today their dream came true.
Even though, our beneficiaries live in rural villages, 99% are on anti retroviral therapy. Therefore, the rate of VIH transmission is decreased as more than 80 % have viral load suppressed.
"« My name is Rosette, i live in MUTIMBUZI commune, Bujumbura province, I am HIV positive and i was able to give birth 2 children: the eldest is 12 years old and the youngest 8 years old and both are HIV negative.
I thank Service Yezu Mwiza for taking care of us. In addition to that I became a community health worker to raise awareness among those hiding in the mountains to get tested and know their serological status. I also help to track down the lost ones. I also thank Service Yezu Mwiza because it supports us very much physically and economically by reinforcing initiatives of our associations through income-generating activities.
With all my heart, I wish to Service Yezu Mwiza a very good future, to spread everywhere and continue to support vulnerable people».
Testimony of a couple under PMTCT
"« I thank Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM) for taking care of us through the PMTCT programme because we were able to give birth 4 HIV-free children.
I also thank my husband because we follow this program together, if one of us forgets to take the medication, the other reminds him, and when we get pregnant we come to SYM, we are given advice to follow to complete the pregnancy and we are tested to measure the CD4 and viral load levels and we are given lesson” the woman said.
Her husband completed the testimony by saying " The Service Yezu Mwiza has taken care of me since I was a child until today and now we have 4 healthy children thanks to SYM's PMTCT programme, I really appreciate their way of taking care of us and their teachings on how to avoid superinfection within our couple and for the protection of our children ».