By Kennedy Inyakuni

Stakeholders in Moyo district have called for the dissemination of the five years HIV/ AIDS strategic plan to the grass roots if the district is to achieve its goals and objectives of the plan.

Recently Moyo district health department in line with other sectors in the district developed a new 5 years HIV and AIDS strategic plan to reduce new infections and death as result of HIV virus. The plan that started in the FY 2015/16 will run up to 2019/2020.

According to some stakeholders the public needed to be educated on the goals of the district on matters of HIV/AIDS. Chaige Martin the councilor representing Moyo Sub County to the district says that the sub county leaders need to involved.

Awomi Sami Longa the local council three chairperson Gimara sub county calls for capacity building training for all the political leaders at the sub county level. He stresses that if this is done it will help build specific HIV/ AIDS management strategies for the success of the project.

Michael Adrawa the district health officer who doubles as district HIV focal person explains that the dream of the district in regard to matters of HIV and AIDS in the district is to ensure that there is zero deaths as a result of the disease.

However during the processes of developing the plan, the refugees were not considered but nine months down the road, over 174 thousand refugees have been settled in the district, it’s not clear if the district will consider the refugees in their mid term review. End