I am back in Adi since last week, and after a couple of very hot days where the temperatures were in the high 30s (37-38 Celcius) it is cooler now and this temperature gives more energy to be writing a proposal. This proposal wants to look forward to find the necessary funding for the training the National AIDS Program has to give before the General Hospital in Adi can be involved in VCT, PMTCT and treatment with ARV.
It is even more urgent than I thought. Myriam, who works in another NGO that is involved in fighting AIDS, mentioned that she had talked with a doctor who is involved in the treatment program in Arua, Uganda. It seems that Doctors without Borders (MSF) will back out and leave. When that happens the Congolese people who come to Uganda for treatment will NOT be served anymore. Wow…that would mean that they will die when they have to stop abruptly with their medication. Please pray that I will be able to finish writing the proposal as soon as possible and then send it to possible donors (we are already thinking about one) and that we will receive a positive answer.