Published November 21, 2015 | By PAFPI Admin
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Mr. Rodel G. Navarra
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI)
2613 Dian Street, Malate, Manila
The record of new HIV incidence made news last July 2014 when the number reached 585, the highest incidence since 1984. But those who are working in the health sectors and non-government organizations knew that the number will not get any better. “The record of new HIV incidence will not get lower, but it’ll just worsen,” says Mr. Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI). And true enough, the number of new cases last June 2015, one year after, reached an extremely alarming level at 772 new HIV cases. That’s a big jump from the 17 new HIV incidence per day in 2014 to 22 new HIV incidence in 2015.
Nick Magno, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) staff under APHEDA project, attended a five-day Trainor’s Training on SAVE Approach. The training discussed the ways on how to overcome and eliminate stigma and discrimination. It also serves as a venue to address advocacy concerns on access to information, treatment, education, medication and comprehensive program on HIV and AIDS.
Walk-in/Referred Clients shall bear their pertinent documents upon access (Confirmatory results, medical abstract, certificate of indigency, proof of identity). This is a gate pass to be able to access PAFPI services
Social Worker shall conduct an interview to the client or if it is referred by CHOW/ other agencies, the initial records shall be forwarded to the social worker for review purposes whether the client will be accommodated or will be referred to other agency.
After assessment, social worker will give recommendations to be able to access services (e.g.assistance for a particular medical test/procedure, referral to medical facility, referral to other service providers for financial/livelihood/medicine assistance.
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As the Bible says, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” This passage from Galatians 5:14 clearly relates that one should love one another and this includes caring for one another especially during times of crisis or illness. But what if the person who suffers from an illness is a blood relative? An immediate family who needs your care and support? For sure, you will go out of your way to care for that person and give him the most possible comfort that you can afford.
It is for this reason why immediate family members or the affected families (AFs) of the people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), in order for them to provide proper care and support, attended a series of Home-based Care and Training & Workshop.
This March 2015, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) will launch a regular free HIV testing and counseling. Any person who wishes to know his or her HIV will be welcomed by trained staff and volunteers at PAFPIs drop-in center in Dian St., Malate, Manila. After an in-depth and confidential inquiry, a blood sample will be taken and examined for HIV. Confirmatory testing will be submitted to Department of Health testing laboratories. The results will be explained thoroughly in a private one-on-one session.
The Positive Action Foundation Philippines Inc (PAFPI) is pleased to announce its new partnership with action medeor- a German Medical AID Organization devoted in providing medical and humanitarian aid worldwide for countries devastated by natural calamities. The title of the project is: “Intervention for Sexual and Reproductive Health among Adolescents of Leyte: Turning Victims to Victors”. The project runs from March 2015 to July 2015.