Four staff of RIVCHO; Executive Director Rev Francis Waive, Finance Officer Mr Edafe Hitler, Program Officer Mr Emmanuel Waterway and Miss Nkechi Oyenwueyi were among representatives of NGOs that the Delta State Action Committee on HIV/AIDS (SACA) trained on Minimum Prevention Intervention (MPI) as a tool for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control at PeeBody Hotel Ovwain 23rd and 24th April 2013.
Subjects covered included an overview of the HIV/AIDS situation in Nigeria, National Prevention Plan (NPP), Minimum Prevention Intervention (MPI), A Nigerian Approach to combination Prevention, Practical Application of MPPI in HIV Programming, Overview of Prevention Intervention Tracking Tools (PITT) etc There were practical discussion sessions and as well as discussions on capacity building for CSOs in Delta State.
The RIVCHO participants were thrilled to learn that unless three minimum packages were combined and given, the intervention is not complete. As such, in every intervention, there must be Structural Intervention, Behavioral Change Intervention and Biomedical Intervention. A mix of these interventions must be given, having studied the environment the project will take place in.
Most participants agreed that the days of hit and run HIV work were over in Delta State. Interventions must now meet the minimum required package. Many thanks to Delta SACA.