As for my work to give you a straight-forward answer besides my title District HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor I’m not quite sure what that is going to look like day-to-day.
I will be working in the District office with the District Commissioner, District Planning Officer, and the District AIDS Commissioner. So depending on these key players it will determine what I will be doing. The idea is that in order to get HIV/AIDS programs support to villages in the district we need to have current and accurate data to know what is being done and if the work is successful. The data collection in the villages is being done by Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and in many cases these people may not have been trained to collect data or know why data even needs to be collected and on top of that might not even literate in Chichewa. SOOO, my job with my co-workers is to visit these CBOs see what data is being collected and if so, is it getting to the DC office? With current and accurate data collection we can them apply for a VAST grant to better support these successful CBOs. PHEW! There are a lot of variables in this but I’m excited for an ultimate public health challenge.Who will be visiting first??