The week leading to the celebration of the International Women's Day, CADFIN's actions was geared towards giving women and girls in Santa more opportunities to earn economic empowerment. CADFIN also use the opportunity to recognize and emphasize the diverse roles of women in the Prevention of Pediatric HIV. CADFIN has has a strong belief that communities can develop and sustain if women and girls are adequately empowered with knowledge and skill. In line with this, CADFIN with support from Gered Gereedschap in Holland donated sawing machine to a groups of women and girls in Santa for vocational training aim at generating sustainable livelihoods
The efficacy of PMTCT programs depend on the capacity of the health care system to deliver services, and the willingness of men and women to accept HIV testing and their ability to follow through with PMTCT interventions. CADFIN conduct pre and post delivery, PMTCT services which include sustained education and support for safer infant feeding options, HIV testing for infants, family planning, counseling, and referrals to HIV care and treatment centers. PMTCT efforts that effectively engage women during pregnancy and after birth offer opportunities to help mothers to protect their infants from HIV infection and can provide the health- and life-sustaining care for mothers that is critical for their own survival and their children’s wellbeing. CADFIN today provided incentives to breastfeeding mothers to encourage their participating in PMTCT, which also present an early opportunity for women to become further involved in caring for themselves, their partners and their children.