Ten full days have passed!!! Especially yesterday afternoon everyone was tired. A lot of information, full days on average from 8 am until 5.30 pm and that with hot and dry weather made that many were almost asleep. Yesterday evening we came together for a relaxing time together. And indeed, speeches were asked, also of me, as partner and the one who ultimately found financial support that made the training possible. I gave God all honor. It is He who works through me.
Today was the final ceremony. And that also went well. Here again I was asked to make a speech, with almost the same contents. I told something about the search for funding, and the constant failure to find it until recently it came to pass. We received the money only in the middle of December 2013, but because the people of the National AIDS Program could only come from 4-13 of January, we had to organize the training very quickly. We succeeded in this because of the marvelous collaboration with two doctors from Adi, Simon and Claude, and the people of the logistics.
Now is the time to assimilate all knowledge and make plans how to organize it all. Prevention of mother to child transmission and counseling and testing will be organized in several health centers and next to this the treatment with ARV in the hospital of Adi. I will be involved in this as well. By the way, the message has already be passed on over the local radio, radio Shalom, that we will start and the first people living with HIV have come already. They no longer want to go to Uganda but be treated here.