Highlands Hope Umbrella outreach to villages continues

JoycetakingbloodforHIVtesting

The Umbrella works through its volunteer peer health educator networks, CHAKUNIMU and PIUTA, to bring awareness and testing to Njombe area villages.

With professional resources provided by the TANWAT Company's HIV-AIDS Care and Treatment Centre, the latest village testing event drew more than 250 people who came to learn their status.

It's a challenging day for the nurses and volunteers with each patient receiving counseling before and after the testing. McGill nursing student Joyce Ngabire is pictured here drawing a blood sample from one of the village participants.