Religious leaders included with the help of NINERELA

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It is important to recognize the influence that religious leaders have on communities. For this reason therefore, as part of ensuring that communities are receptive to the renewed effort and commitment by health workers to reduced stigma and discrimination, CHAN is working with NINERELA, to sensitize religious leaders around targeted health facilities to mobilize their communities to access care. Capacity building workshops will be held with the religious leaders to sensitize them on stigma and discrimination. It is hoped that the religious leaders will speak out and work in collaboration with the CHAN health facilities to encourage access to testing as well as care and treatment.