Radio Station: SAfm, South Africa
Description: SANTHE enjoys a productive relationship with the Integration of TB in Education and Care for HIV/AIDS (iTEACH) programme regarding ongoing and planned work with traditional healers on HIV diagnosis, identification of acute HIV infection and linkage to care - especially when it comes to the Network’s acute infection studies.
To date, over 450 traditional healers have graduated from its programme and iTEACH, based at Edendale Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, claims this has played a role in reducing the spread of the disease.
Officially recognising the organisation’s efforts, the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal has embarked on a dual campaign with iTEACH to train thousands of traditional healers to conduct HIV/AIDS tests on their clients.
iTEACH Founder and CEO, Dr Krista Dong, along with the MEC of Health for KZN, was recently interviewed on a South African radio station.
VIDEO (2017): SABC 1 - TV clip about ITEACH Traditional Healer programme in partnership with the KZN DOH
VIDEO (2014): Training Traditional Healers as certified HIV-counselors in KZN.