Departmental Aim:
To plan, coordinate and supervise HIV/AIDS programs and other activities at all institution levels.
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Vision:
A compassionate and caring Church for an HIV and AIDS free society.
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Objectives:

  • To provide education and build active awareness in the church and the public on HIV/AIDS.
  • To mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and its negative effects on individuals, families, Church and community.
  • To coordinate and provide support supervision to HIV/AIDS work in Church.
  • To strengthen AAMU and the Church capacity to initiate and manage HIV/AIDS programs.
  • To engage in advocacy, partnership and networking.
  • To promote human rights initiative for the person at risk, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Church and communities.

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Department Activities:

  • Formal education support through provision of scholastic materials
  • Vocational training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Social and economic support and IGA training and management
  • Home based care
  • HCT, PMTCT, TB
  • Treatment of Opportunistic Infections (TOIs)
  • Psychosocial counseling and economic support for PHAs.
  • Referral services
  • Promotion of fidelity/faithfulness among couples, abstinence among youth in and out of school, gender based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights for adults and youth.
  • Sensitizing and training of Church leaders on HIV/AIDS
  • Training in HIV/AIDS mainstreaming, HIV/AIDS support group work, Church/community mobilization skills, HIV/AIDS counseling skills, and proposal writing skills.
  • Provision of support supervision

Programmes:
MU has four major programs implemented in different parts of the country through SDA Church structures. These include:

  • Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC)
  • Pillitive Care and ART
  • HIV/AIDS prevetion
  • Capacity Building