Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Phlebotomy learners unpacks the issue of HIV/Aids in society

Glenda, Seithati & Rosen
Rosen Puoeng, Glenda Beukes and Seithati Mokoena - phlebotomy learners at Pathcare Academy for training and development were Instudio to tell us more about their 2 weeks research unpacking the issue of HIV/Aids in society. Established in 2006 Pathcare Academy for training and development aims to help address the South African skill shortage in the pathology sector in particular. It also believes in developing well-rounded professionals who will be able to meet the challenges faced in their communities. The academy’s Phlebotomy technician learnership trains young people to become Phlebotomist whose work involves collecting specimens including blood for analysis in either the public or private heath sector. The HIV infection/prevention module saw 37 phlebotomy learners  spending 2 weeks unpacking the issue of HIV/Aids in society as they realised the role men have in protecting women from the disease, the affect the disease has on vulnerable groups, and why a country such as South Africa need to be proactive in protecting families from the disease. They also did a research study where they had to interview 5 people around gender issues and complete a report. For more information visit www.pathcare.co.za/PathcareAcademy 

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