CU Staff To Train On HIV/AIDS

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The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is backing a training program for credit union employees here to help address the HIV/AIDs pandemic here.

Sixteen credit union employees from Afya SACCO are participating in an intensive two-week "train the trainers" peer education program that is aimed at equipping participating credit union staff knowledge on HIV/AIDS that is to be shared with both colleagues and members. Upon completion of the course, participants will be required to train a minimum of five colleagues before becoming certified in HIV/AIDS peer education by JHPIEGO, the non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University implementing the program in partnership with WOCCU.

The training course includes segments on presentation skills, as well as basic facts about HIV/AIDS comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and prevention, assessing HIV/AIDS risk and behavior change.

Representatives from Afya SACCO's headquarters and three of its 104 branches are participating in this training and will pilot the peer education program

Afya is a closed-bond credit union, serving health care workers throughout Kenya. USAID is providing funding. Several CU groups have also provided assistance.

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