Maseru – As part of its 30th anniversary commemoration, Aids Healthcare Foundation AHF-Lesotho will hold a series of activities throughout the year to mark its achievements.
According to AHF Advocacy and Marketing Officer Mrs. Sebabatso Lentsoenyane, the commemoration will be held in Maseru on Thursday and will commence with a panel discussion and screening of the new one-hour documentary called “Keeping the Promise” which tells a compelling story of AHF‘s history while offering a glimpse of a road map to its future.
She added that other activities will include interviews with AHF key stakeholders coupled with archival video footage culled from AHF‘s 30 years of advocacy, care and activism, adding that staff and public screenings of the film started this month and will continue until the end of the year, and AHF will also hold a number of World AIDS Day activities.
Mrs. Lentsoenyane said the Foundation has established a clinic in Lesotho and is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Lesotho Mounted Police Service, LMPS, Christian Health Association of Lesotho and Lesotho Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS.
She said AHF has care and disease management programmes for people living with HIV, and began supporting HIV treatment and care in 2013 when it opened the Katlehong LMPS Clinic in Maseru, which serves members of the public.
She said within the first year of its operation, over 200 individuals received services through the full-service clinic, which include among others, HIV prevention and testing, free condom distribution, voluntary medical male circumcision, counselling on reducing sexually risky behaviour, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV-negative people who think they may have been exposed to the virus.
AHF now provides HIV and AIDS care and services, including antiretroviral treatment to more than 821,000 people in 39 countries including Lesotho.