In cooperation with The Pan African Acupuncture Project, Beth Cole, Director of RMF’s Whole Health Team, initiated a training for local health care providers, including nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, medical doctors, traditional healers and HIV/AIDS counselors, in acupuncture protocols in Uganda,  a country devastated by HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The training teaches simple and effective acupuncture techniques that enable the health care providers to treat the devastating and debilitating symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB.

Our acupuncture project takes place in Ibanda in southwestern Uganda at Ibanda Hospital and at a local free clinic. Trainings are also in Masaka and Mbarara. More than 120 local health care providers have been successfully trained since December 2006. Their treatment successes have been followed up on with a second training in spring 2007, a third training will follow this summer.

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