- · Basic facts about HIV and AIDS.
- Interventions in HIV and AIDS prevention and care such as
- CTC (Counseling Testing and Care),
- VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing),
- PMTCT (Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission),
- condom use,
- ART (Anti-Retroviral Therapy),
- behavior change.
- Counseling theories, skills, and techniques
- Report writing
- Crisis intervention
- Practical in HIV Rapid Testing
- Personality and Behavior
This part of the course covered an introduction to Counseling Children and Counseling Couples. In August, the participants began a practicum that specializes in one of those areas. After completing that practicum and registering with the Zambia Counseling Council (ZCC), they can become certified professional counselors.
Terry and Idah, along with Bishop Muleya’s son, Rev. Tulin Muleya, set glowing examples during the course. Terry was appointed treasurer, Idah was appointed class secretary, and Rev. Muleya was appointed as the class chairperson. They certainly take the message of 1 Corinthians 10:31 to heart and do everything for the glory of God!
In June, Martinz Kampamba also attended a residential training course in Public Health in Ndola, Zambia. There, he learned how to administer and analyze the following tests, and how to counsel in the following areas :
- HIV /AIDS test
- Micro- organisms in food test
- Pregnancy test
- Malaria test
- Blood Pressure test
- how to sterilize clinical tools
- Temperature recording
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Health concepts
- Health psychology
- Community health
- Community mobilization
- Health promotion
- Public speaking
- Overview of counseling theories and practices
- Medical aspects of treatment
- Monitoring the growth of a child born from an HIV positive mothe
- Health talks with mothers
- Attending to mothers in the labour ward
- Environmental protection
Fellow LRPI member John Payne was able to visit Martinz during his stay to encourage him to stay focused and affirm that he was making a difference through his studies. Martinz will continue his training in September, and will allow him to “do greater things in the lives of Zambia youths…and help [his] ministry achieve a lot of things in the future.” He is not wearying in doing good, and no doubt will reap a great harvest of hope in the future (Galations 6:9).