FWA celebrates the Women Day by launching a new program

The Friends Women’s Association  celebrated the International Women Day this March 8TH  at Ntaseka clinic center in Kamenge. It was an opportunity to launch a new program called “Improving women reproductive health” and to showcase how FWA works everyday through testimonies, office tour and games. Opening the ceremonies, the Coordinator of FWA in her speech, she congratulated the women in Kamenge for their involvement and contribution in improving the family wellbeing. She acknowledged that there are still some challenge that need to be tackled, and as she said “Unity will make women stronger”. After the open speech, the staff of Fwa conducted an office tour where Guest got the opportunity to discover services offered by Fwa. Visitors asked questions about how Fwa funds its activities, how many beneficairies they have. From the office of Fwa coordinator to laboratory services and pharmacy the staff responded to all questions. The invited Guest was entertained with drumers and dance in celebrating the Kindness, love and the contribution of women in the development of Burundi. During the ceremonies a play were performed to show how family plan is important and why couple should get advices from clinics like Ntaseka. Fwa’s Beficiaries got as well the opportunity to testify how Fwa programs changed their lives. The legal representative of Fwa in his closing remarks thanked Fwa’s partners like AGLI, SFF, ABS and the local administration of Kamenge for their collaboration and their support. She introduced the new program called ” Improving Women Reproductive Health”.


FWA AUGUST 2016 REPORT The section below summarizes the work done during the month of August 2016. ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM The association “Friends Women’s Association” (FWA) has signed a written contract with an organization called “Society for Studies and Execution of Works” SEETRAV in French. This last has produced the construction plans and cost for the second plot of land located at Kamenge, Songa Quarter, 8th Avenue, № 212 (See Attached). The objective is the extension of NTASEKA clinic to increase the services offered by FWA in Kamenge community and and its surrounding areas. The second plot of land to be built From July 31st, 2016 to August 6th, 2016, HORANIMANA Grace, FWA social worker, attended the AVP African Regional Gathering/Conference in Kigali which took place on July 31 through August 6th, 2016 at Friends Peace garden in Kigali, Rwanda. ACTIVITIES During the month of August 2016, the activities done were about Link Up, IWRH, RSS, AGBV and CHIVPP projects. Burundian Alliance Against Aids, ABS As part of the Link Up project, different services were offered in the following logic: 42 young people from the target group, including 28 female and 14 male, underwent voluntary testing and received information about HIV/AIDS through pre and post-test counseling. We had 55 young female people from the target group (age between 16 and 24 years) for family planning and related information. Improving Women Reproductive health (IWRH) Two training sessions on family planning were done on August 29-30, 2016. Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS) The pilot self-help group is still meeting at FWA every Friday at 3:00PM. Two trauma healing workshops were done on the following dates: 22-24 August, 2016 and 25-27 August, 2016. Action on Gender-Based Violence (AGBV) On August 29-31, 2016, there was the third de-traumatization three-day workshop in Magarama monthly meeting. At the end of the workshop, GBV facilitators were given goats (One goat for two people). This will help them to build strong relationships among them and then, they will continue to act on GBV as a team. The goat will help them also to improve their family lives because it gives the fertilizer, meat and even money after multiplication. Caring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP) During this month of August 2016, medical follow up, one dialogue group, nutritional support, home visits were done for HIV positive people. MEDICAL TEAM CONSULTATIONS Twenty cases were consulted by our doctor. The nurse received 131 patients including 60 adults and 71 children. LABORATORY In the month of August 2016, apart from voluntary testing, there were a total of 123tests. Test Test completed Positive Negative G.E. 50 11 39 Selles 22 22 0 ECBU 0 0 0 Pregnancy 16 5 11 Sero-widal (Typhoïd fever) 19 19 0 Glycémie 9 4 5 Complete Blood Count (CBC) 7 – – Total Tests: 123 FAMILY PLANNING 177 women received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse. 170 received the contraceptive injection and 7 were given pills. PRE-NATAL CONSULTATION Four women came for the pre-natal consultation. ARV SITE At the end of August 2016, we had 85 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 68 women and 17 men. We had also other 70 people under cotrimoxazole only. This means that we have a total of 155 people infected with HIV followed at NTASEKA clinic. PHARMACY FWA was able to purchase all necessary medicines for the month of August 2016. PSYCHOSOCIAL TEAM In the month of August 2016, 158 people received pre and post HIV test counseling and were tested for HIV; 55% of them were women and among the 12 people detected HIV positive, 7 of them were women with 8% of seropositivity. Total Number of People Tested: 158 Total Number of Women Tested: 87 % of People Tested Who Are Women: 55% Average Age: 27 Median Age: 25,5 Total HIV+ : 12 Total HIV- : 146 Number of Women HIV+ : 7 Total % Seropositivity: 8% % of Women Tested Who Are HIV+: 8% fwa-august-2016-report