Women got a presentation about HIV/AIDS in Umdorman hospital
An early morning group presentation about the services available for pregnant women to avail at the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) center. Routes of HIV transmission, preventive behavior, signs and symptoms to look out for, counseling and testing services, all these form part of her daily spiel to women.
Since, 2003, the UNDP Global Fund Sudan is engaged in supporting the Government of Sudan in its fight against HIV, targeting all sectors of the community. To promote antenatal care and help reduce transmission of the infection from a HIV positive mother to her child, the Global Fund has supported the establishment of 12 PMTCT centers in 10 states of the North, offering testing and counseling services for women who approach the centers. UNDP Global Fund has allocated a total of over USD 1.3 million to realize this goal. Until March 31, 2010 a total of 21, 787 women completed counseling and testing process using Global Fund resources.
Photo: Omer Abdelrahem/UNDP