Reaching people living with HIV or AIDS

WaterAid Nigeria staff visited people living with HIV or AIDS on their out-patient clinic days to stress the importance of good hygiene practices.

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Members of WaterAid Nigeria gave some of the out-patients a chance to show what they had learnt and demonstrate proper handwashing.As part of our upcoming global focus on health, WaterAid Nigeria staff from various departments visited people living with HIV or AIDS on their out-patient clinic days to stress the importance of good hygiene practices.

The main emphasis was on the importance of handwashing to reduce opportunistic infections. Pointing out the link between WASH and health made an impact we believe will lead to lasting behaviour change.

We performed handwashing demonstrations to show the proper way to wash hands and handed out factsheets. The sessions were very interactive with a lot of questions from the audience.

Using English, Pidgin and Hausa languages, we were able to get reach at least 150-200 people living with HIV or AIDS at each of the health care facilities we visited, including their doctors, nurses and health care providers who promised to keep on reinforcing the messages to their patients.