Monday, August 15, 2011

Kafanchan Clinic

For you non-Nigerians, it’s pronounced cough-en-chan and it’s where Faith Alive operates a satellite clinic. In 2004, many patients from Kafanchan were traveling to Jos and testing positive for HIV. So Dr. Chris decided that it would be better to put a nurse to their area. At that time, the HIV prevalence there was around 30%, but thanks to education and prevention measures, the rate is greatly reduced.

On Thursday, we traveled to Kafanchan where ten members of the Faith Alive staff are holding a three-day workshop about Child Protection (more about that in a different post). Don’t worry, Mom, we felt very protected at a motel near a military base!

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