VISION AND MISSION
Providing and maintaining a network of support groups and advocate for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
*STAY HOME* STAY HEALTHY* STAY SAFE*
Envisage a free society with a strong voice for PLHIV and ensuring quality of life.
Tonata to Hold a Quarterly Review Meeting (QRM)Tonata management and staff will hold a Quarterly Review Meeting (QRM) from 24 - 25 June 2020 at Mahangu Lodge in Kavango East. As a tradition, during these QRMs Tonata as an organisation would take stock of the quarterly project activities in all eight districts and between all departments, do a self-reflection and devise system re-engineering, and formulate strategic program direction. Each district and department will review their progress with a focus on achievements, challenges, and then chart the way forward. A self-reflection on the organisational capacity, resources, activities alignment with the organisational vision and mission, organisational positioning and strategic direction. The meeting will unravel Tonata's competitive edge and stumbling blocks to success, and articulate best strategies to achieve expected results. The QRM will strive to identify threats and opportunities facing the organisation, while determining and addressing its weaknesses and build on its strengths. The QRM will also review the knock-on effect of COVID-19 outbreak on project progress, and the remedial solutions adopted to continue delivering on the project mandate, which include, inter alia, scaling up access to ARVs treatment for PLHIV through Community Adherence Groups (CAGs), social mobilisation and ensuring the quality of service, and data capturing and monitoring. It is a common cause that the State of Emergency as a result of COVID-19 outbreak came with regulations which restricts, inter alia, movements of people and gatherings, advocating social distancing, respiratory hygiene , de-congestion of health facilities, and later mandatory wearing of masks. All these restrictions and requirements had negative impact on Tonata's project activities. The consequent result is that Tonata is expected to lag far behind with quarterly expected deliverables, and therefore a need to adapt, adjust, and accelerate its approaches in order to yield better results while being in line with the project objectives. The QRM will be attended by all Tonata employees from Ongwediva Head Office, Oshikuku/Engela District Office, Onandjokwe/Omuthiya District Office, Tsumeb/Grootfontein District Office, and Andara/Nyangana District Office.
WHO WE ARE
Tonata PLHIV Network responds to a ‘felt need’ for continued networking and meaningful engagement of People living with HIV (PLHIV) in activities that concern and improve the lives of PLHIV. Tonata PLHIV network has a wide experience in providing psychosocial support to the support group members, also in delivering structured health session to the group members as well as provision of limited adherence counseling and referral.
Recently Tonata started expanding the delivery of ARV to support group members through one or two members who pick up the ARVs from the health facilities for the rest of the group members. Community refill groups (CAGs) is a powerful force to influence change in “HIV Response”. With this introduction of community based ARV refill groups have resulted in an increasing demand from PLHIV to join support groups and also to become members of Tonata. In establishing the CAGs Tonata is contributing to the National care and treatment objective by improving adherence and retention of PLHIV as well as to the 3rd 90 of the UNAIDS goals which is aimed at ensuring that 90% of PLHIV on ART are virally suppressed.
Community Refill Groups (CAGs) we formed