MICT helps with the fight against HIV/AIDS

Honourable Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) handed over Mass Media Campaign Materials for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) and Voluntary Medial Male Circumcision (VMMC) to Honourable Dr. Bernhard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services last week. Tweya said that these materials are designed and produced by MICT and that they are charged with the responsibility of developing concepts to provide improved coordination of national mobilization approach in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Namibia. “The MICT’s mandate was not only to develop the final materials you will view here today, but it was also to ensure that the development process encompassed key elements such as the comprehensive research on the target audience, as well as extensive stakeholder consultations with key technical experts at various platforms,” added Tweya. He also emphasised that they will be tracking the response to these materials through an integrated monitoring and evaluation exercise which will be carried shortly after the dissemination.  On accepting the materials, Dr Haufiku thanked the MICT and stated that the VMMC campaign is picking up very well because in 2014 they circumcised 3 912 men and in 2015 they circumcised 17 707. He concluded by ensuring that all these materials will be disseminated to the public as intended.

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