There are few personal tragedies worse than having to flee for ones life. And that tragedy deepens when there are no solutions in sight. Addressing the needs of internally displaces persons (IDPs) is indeed a critical humanitarian imperative. IDPs are amongst the worlds most vulnerable people, facing numerous healthcare limitations and health risks, poverty, lost educational opportunities, unemployment, marginalization and insecurity to name but a few challenges, and the stakes are even higher for IDPs women and adolescent girls, and children.
In Line with the objectives of our organization which hinges on the full protection of the rights of the individual in accordance with the letter and spirit of the human rights law, refugee law and the international humanitarian law to ensure not just the political, social, cultural and economic right but also the right to educational and health; New Visualization vested in working with rural communities of Fako Division under our “communities Development initiatives for Sustainable Development” intends to carry out a one day HIV/AIDS sensitization campaign in Bonakanda village.
Within the context of the humanitarian emergency in the South West Region, and in commemoration of World AIDS Day, 2018; New Visualization aims to carry out a social support and health intended one-off event in Bonakanda village to sensitize IDPs and host community on HIV/AIDS and high risk behaviour; prioritizing women, men and adolescents. This event will be done under the theme “Know your status” and shall educate the population on not just the health and social benefits of knowing their status but also on the protection of their loved ones and families. The event will also ensure the provision of emergency contraception, post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV and other STIs prevention services would be made easily accessible to IDPs and host community. The event has as objective to:
improve people’s access to the priority reproductive health services of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) amid the humanitarian emergency in the South West Region.
improve IDPs women, men, adolescents and children’s access to the minimum set of HIV prevention, treatment, and care and support services.
The MISP defines those services and activities that are most important to preventing reproductive health (RH) related morbidity and mortality among women, men and adolescents in a situation of humanitarian emergency. It comprises a set of coordinated priority RH services that must be implemented simultaneously to prevent and manage the consequences of sexual violence, reduce the transmission of HIV, prevent excess maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality and begin planning for comprehensive RH services as the situation stabilizes.