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COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ANDOUTREACH STRATEGIESBYCAROLINE A. OPIYOSESSION OBJECTIVESTo describe the principles of developmentof community participation andnetworking with respect to HIV /AIDSand PMTCTTo discuss community networkingmechanisms and referral systems inPMTCTTo discuss the role of CHW,S and TBA,Sin PMTCT and in AMPATH sitesTo discuss the role of PMTCT inAMPATHINTRODUCTIONCommunity mobilization is the process ofgearing the community into action toincrease their awareness in this context inorder to prevent the further spread of HIV inthis context.Health workers need to have a holistic approach tothe provision of HIV prevention and careapproaches.There is need to involve other stakeholders andthe communities to get the best care possible fortheir clients.Important areas that need to be addressed whencaring for HIV infected women includevvvvvEmotional and psychological supportthrough ongoing counselingAdequate nutritionAdequate restPrompt seeking of medical attention forillnessA positive mental attitude and selfacceptancevvvvSupport in dealing with stigma i.e. in PMTCTLack of breastfeeding.avoidance ofpregnancyLegal support in case of domestic violence,inheritanceSupport services to help clients meet theirsocial, spiritual emotional and economicneeds.Medical intervention to improve the qualityof life and prolong their survival.vAll the above require support fr

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