Chief Executive Officer of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Dr.Wilson K. Aruasa MBS, EBS, today 1st December 2021 led Hospital staff and several volunteer groups in commemorating World Aids Day.
This year’s theme is: ‘End new HIV infections, End Teenage pregnancies, Stop Gender Based Violence (GBV).’
In his remarks, Dr Aruasa said MTRH will continue to execute its mandate as National/International Hospital to sensitize the public on HIV Prevention and in medical treatment of those infected and affected.
“We join the World in uniting the people globally in HIV response, through recognition of our team’s achievement of a 96% Viral load Suppression . We have also seen that our Aids Control Unit (ACU) is getting better at HIV/ AIDS management” Dr. Aruasa said.
He urged Hospital’s ACU led by the Chairperson Dr. Beryl Ganda to work towards elimination of HIV. He also encouraged staff to get tested and know their status.
The CEO thanked Rafiki Centre and AMPATH Uzima for the good work they are doing and also vowed to support the new AMPATH Dumisha Project.
Dr. Aruasa encouraged infected persons to go for treatment early. He urged the team to work towards ending teenage pregnancies, Sexual and Gender Based Violence and inequalities in terms of availability of testing centres and drugs.
The awareness campaign was attended by members of Hospital Management Team including: Senior Director, Clinical Services- Dr. Philip Kirwa; Senior Director, Administration and Finance- Dr. Tarus B. Kipchumba; Director, Health Administration- Christine Tonui; ACU team and Hospital staff.