Rising to the Challenge
My name is Graça Marília Rufino and I am a Community Health Agent, or ADECOS as we are now known, for Kangongo, which is my own community here in the municipality of Gambos. I have learned a lot about the transmission and prevention of diseases such as malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS thanks to ADPP.
During my work of mobilizing families in the community I have encoutered many challenges but the training we ADECOS received strengthened my capacity to get people to adhere to disease prevention practices. The way forward to overcome the challenges and ensure maximum acceptance among the members of the community has been to have the courage to tackle the matter head on and to have faith that the community would respond positively. Based on this, I was selected to participate in training on HIV counselling and testing. I am now even more motivated and I feel like a nurse who is helping save lives. Many thanks to the Integrated Social Project.