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June 17, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

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Touch Roots Africa touches lives positively

Touch Roots Africa touches lives positively

Programmes Director of Touch Roots Africa, Motloheloa Molupe

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PROGRAMMES Director of Touch Roots Africa, Motloheloa Molupe says the rights organisation brings services closer to the people for easy access to health services.

He was speaking during a health expo that was held in Ha Pita, Maseru aimed at sensitising the community about various diseases such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes and family planning methods among others.
Mr Molupe said they bring different service providers under one roof for easy access including the Ministry of Health, the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services, Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA), Child and Gender Protection Unit (CGPU), Jhpiego and Population Services International (PSI).
The association’s Phlebotomist Thapelo Sesoane said through this initiative, they expect to get exposure and make the public aware of the services they provide at the Blood bank.
He said the health expo came at a right time when most people are reluctant to donate blood than ever before due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Sesoane said the blood they collect will save more lives, adding that lately, people only donate to replace, which means they do not voluntarily donate.

A resident of HaPita ’Mathakholi Thakholi thanked the organisers of the health expo, saying the event saved them time and money as it allowed them to access free health services in their back yard.

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Touch Roots Africa is a non-profit making training organisation that builds capacity in others to promote children and rights and well-being.  It does this through working with and supporting Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) in their work with children and young people across Lesotho.

The organisation specialises in offering psychosocial support and child protection training, but it also offers other training and consultancy based services.  

In particular, it works with CBO’s to build capacity within their communities to respond to the growing demands of children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS, through the use of psychosocial support. LeNA

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