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Kampala vendors train in HIV skills

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st April 2010 03:00 AM

A total of 38 market vendors from 15 markets in Kampala have been trained in HIV/AIDS management.

By Patrick Jaramogi

A total of 38 market vendors from 15 markets in Kampala have been trained in HIV/AIDS management.

The participants, who were selected under the Uganda Market Vendors AIDS Project, were drawn from Kamwokya, Bwaise, Bugolobi, Nakawa, Kitintale, Park Yard, St. Balikuddembe (Owino), Kansanga and Nakasero markets.

They were passed after a two-week training at the Development Initiative Institute at Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb.

Their graduation took place at the Uganda Manufacturers Association Hall at Lugogo, Kampala last week.

The trainees urged the Government to support vendors in combating HIV by providing funds for services like training in counselling, handling stigma and general management of the disease.

The House of Dawda chairman, Hasmukh Dawda, said training in HIV would boost the fight against the disease.
He thanked the trainees for sparing time to attend the course.

Kampala vendors train in HIV skills

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