This week has been an interesting one for me. Being a volunteer at the District Aids taskforce of Choma in Zambia I have had the privilege to be involved in community outreach programmes on the formation of Community Aids Task Forces (CATFS) in Choma Central,Mangu’nza, Mapanza and Simaubi areas of the distict.
I was delighted to notice that in Simaubi, the furthest place we visited, all the women who came to access antenatal and the under fives’ clinic came with their spouses. These men were not just spectators, they also asked a lot of questions concerning sexual reproductive health and HIV counselling and testing.
This should be a lesson to urban men to also accompany their wives to clinics if the rural men can spare time for such a noble cause.