Programs

Services that we Provide to the Communities include but not limited to:

1 Sexual and Reproductive Health

1.1 Begabari Clinic

The organization’s Begabari Clinic attends to new and old HIV and TB patients. The clinicians provide treatment and psycho-social counselling to encourage and support the patients to live a positive life.

1.2 Care & Counselling Services

The clients who are interested to know their HIV status come to this Clinic to receive counselling and testing. Once they are tested positive, their venous blood is collected and sent for confirmation. Once confirmatory test is positive, they are referred to the Begabari Clinic within the Anglicare compound, no more than 100 steps for further counselling and treatment.

1.3 Targeted HIV Prevention awareness

The team is made up of the staff from Begabari and Care and Counselling Clinic to go out to the construction/project sites when invited to carry out the awareness to the workers and empowering the workers with condom after the strategic awareness. They are referred to our clinic or the nearest service providers if they want to know their HIV Status.

1.4Mobile Testing & Counselling

The team from the Care and Counselling unit goes out to the public place once a week to provide the above services. For confirmatory test, they are asked to visit our static center for more counselling and treatment. Counselling is also provided to those whom the test is negative to remain negative by taking preventive measures such as being faithful, using condom and or delay sex and get treatment for any Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) early.

1.5 Key Population (KP) Program

This program is carried out in Mt Hagen in the Western Highlands and Porgera in the Enga Province. The Peer Educators who are KPs themselves reach out to their peers at various locations where sex is negotiated and take place and educate the KPs on HIV and make referrals to APNG center for further testing and treatment. Condoms and other IEC materials are often given to their peers by KP Peer Educators whenever they are on site carrying out their activities.

2.0 Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WaSH) Program

In the WaSH Program, the team goes out to the Primary Schools in NCD and Central Province to improve the lives of the community, particular focus on children in school. Teaching the children on Hygiene and Sanitation (toilet) at school to prevent unnecessary premature death related to hygiene. Personal and environmental hygiene are stressed to remain health and learn well at school. We carry out two components: Hard and Soft Component. Hard component is to do with hardware stuff such a building ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) toilet in the rural school, hand washing facilities such as sinks and change room for girls during menstruation. Soft Component refers to the trainings that we offer on Hygiene and Sanitation and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).

3.0 Adult Literacy Program

This program is attracting both the young and old. Teaching phonics is part of the program which is encouraging many young people who have terminated their education at various primary school levels to return to learn the phonics and upgrade their education level. The program has four levels: Levels one for the beginners, those who have not a clue in reading and writing to level four, at this level, the students graduate and move on to continue grade nine educations. In this program we see many young people and women been enrolled.

4.0 Gender Program

Gender is incorporated in our entire program as well as Gender officer carrying out sensitization training to all APNG staff and the Anglican Dioceses nationally.

5.0 Child Protection Program

Similar to Gender program, all APNG programs incorporate the Child Protection component and the officer also carrying out sensitization training to all APNG staff and the Anglican Dioceses nationwide.

6.0 Disaster Coordination Program

The Disaster officer, make assessments on Disaster Vulnerability and Risks exposed by the Anglican Church Communities throughout the country. There are man-made and natural disasters that affect each community at varying times. The officer consults each community on what would be the best or most cost-effective option taken to mitigate the identified disaster-risks. To do all that and other options to address or prepare communities regarding disaster, he consults the church leaders as well as other national and international stakeholders involved. The officer facilitates and liaises with communities through the church network to establish working committees. Conducts a few disaster sensitization workshops and trainings at the Diocesan level involving /targeting church and other community leaders.