KAMPALA – Religious leaders in Namirembe Diocese have undergone a two days training in accelerating HIV/AIDS epidermic control by Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). The training intended at implementing of a 5year project aimed at reducing new HIV/AIDS infections targeting men, children and adolescents.
According to new findings, most men do not interact with the health system while children and adolescents do not adhere to treatment. The religious leaders are key to the success of the project.
The training helped the religious leaders, heads of Departments and Fellowships to clearly understand what epidermic control of HIV means, their role in achieving the epidermic control, HIV/AIDS messages of hope, why some people do not adhere to treatment, how HIV is transmitted, sexual violence against children, role Faith Based Organisations in creating awareness etc.
The training which was held at Luweero Diocese Guest House was attended by Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, Rev. Canon Henry Segawa the Diocesan Secretary, Ven. Canon Isaac Membe Kijjambu the Diocesan Treasurer and Archdeacon of Mengo, the Very Rev. Canon Jonathan Kisawuzi Salongo who is the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, Ven Canon Godfrey Buwembo the Archdeacon of Nateete, Rev. Bbosa Kimanje the acting Principal Uganda Martyrs Seminary Namugongo and Ven. Emmanuel Sewanyana the Archdeacon of Kazo.
The Diocesan Departments of Youth, Health, Children’s Ministry, Mission and Evangelism were all represented. Fellowships such as Mother’s Union, Christian Women Fellowship, Father’s Union and Christian Men Fellowship also attended.