The Makete District Officer have visited the self support Organisation of People Living with HIV/AIDS called PIUMA in their head office Bulongwa.
When talking to the members of the Executive committee he said apart of his intention to familiarize with the group, his visit have a purpose of inspecting the structural preparation to start a Care and Treatment Organisation.
In his comments concerning the preparedness of the group the district medical officer said "I was pleased with your buildings and the technical resources you have got"
PIUMA have applied for the licence for care and Treatment since last Year the application which have been delayed and the District medical officer was thought to be against this good will of the organisation to help in the battle against HIV/AIDS.
The group have got a number of expertise including medical doctors, nurses, and Pharmacists. It have been learned that the group is being supported by the Evangelical Association for the World Mission in Austria.
If successful the group will be the first one of its kind to own a treatment center and it is expected that through its cooperation with it long time standing partners, the Partec the company based in Germany that manufacture Medical equipment and the McGill University the organisation will be able to carry researches on HIV and AIDS
In its future programs the organisation is intending to run a mobile clinic, a newsletter "Pamoja" and the radio "Southern Link"