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KEY SERVICES & PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH SWABCHA’S PACKAGES

All SWABCHA programming for HIV and health are based on the Trans-theoretical Model of Behaviour Change towards Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC). The model assesses an individual's readiness to act on a new healthy behaviour, and provides strategies, or processes of change to guide the individual through the stages of change to action and maintenance. SWABCHA focuses on lifestyle and disease management. A Lifestyle management: focuses on reducing health risks, risky exposures to HIV & TB, stress management, alcohol abuse, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, low condom usage to mention a few, this supports the employees in reducing those risks and prevents the development of chronic conditions. The disease management component is designed to help employees who already have chronic disease (non-communicable disease condition), the goal of such is to help these employees take better care of themselves. SWABCHA works entirely to support the company wellness program hence provides a minimum service package for companies. SWABCHA packages have the following products:
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA)

:SWABCHA provides TA to management in an effort to build institutional capacity for the development and implementation of Workplace Policies, programing and all relevant systems required by the SZNS SANS 16001:2013. All SWABCHA staff members have been trained for the implementation of the standard. A generic policy guide on workplace wellness in the workplace aligned to the National Workplace Wellness Policy is available for adaptation. Adaptation process includes formulation of a steering committee, review policy guide, planning for staff awareness sessions, signing and publication of the document. A costed implementation plan/strategy will also have to be developed to action the policy. SWABCHA further assist companies to monitor, evaluate, report, and document all wellness program initiatives. Wellness Focal Persons forums are also hosted for sharing of best practises..
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WELLNESS CHAMPIONS PROGRAM:

: SWABCHA assist in the appointment and training of Wellness Champions to the maximum proportion of 1:20 employees and encourages male and females to be represented as well as representation from the shop floor to senior management. A guideline is given to member companies. In some instances a representation per department or workstation is recommended. SWABCHA has developed a 4-day training manual that helps to standardize all trainings. The SWABCHA Peer Educator training covers areas including: HIV/AIDS and TB, Sexual Reproductive Health, prevention and management of major chronic illnesses, redefinition of femininity and masculinity, facilitation and communication skills and basic counselling skills. This trainings are reviewed yearly. In addition the training develops the decision making skills of the participants whilst empowering them to be able to make client referrals, provide commodities such as condoms and deliver services such as psycho social support. A two-day refresher is recommended after 6 months of the initial training for de-briefing and the rejuvenation of the team. Additionally there is an Annual Wellness Champions (Peer Educators) Day for experience sharing, learning, and celebrations held at national level.
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WORKPLACE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS SESSIONS

: Management and Employees are reached in small groups with messages and information on wellness in their work stations. The sessions cover social and health issues that affect individuals in and outside their work life and hence affecting their productivity in the workplace or vice versa. Social dialogues cover issues from marriage and relationships, stress and depression management, sexual reproductive health, preparing for retirement, personal finance management, and gender issues inclusive of Gender based violence and sexual harassment. Direct health issues will include mostly prevention and management of major chronic illnesses like cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, heart problems, TB, HIV-AIDS, and other health issues of public concerns as directed by the Ministry of Health. Dialogues are initially facilitated by SWABCHA staff, at times external resource persons, and later capacited Wellness Champions can take over on the topics. These sessions run for 1 -2 hours depending on the needs of the clients.
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MOBILE WELLNESS CLINIC:

: The mobile or onsite Wellness Clinic provides a range of screening services with the aim of preventing and management of particularly non-communicable diseases. These clinical wellness services include blood glucose, blood cholesterol, blood pressure, Tuberculosis, HIV screening, Body Mass Index, Syphilis screening, VIA, and Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment in a matter of minutes together with a counselling session. The counselling ensures that clients are given all the necessary attention they deserve. Referrals and linkages for further diagnosis or treatment is done at the convenience of the client. Clients who need to conduct Male Circumcision are referred to specific private doctors at no cost. A client record card is issued and used to record the results of the screenings conducted.`
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GENERAL COUNSELLING:

: SWABCHA provides general counselling for concerned groups or individuals. Cases can be handled anonymously at the convenience of the client. Particular cases may require referral to external service providers including but not limited criminal cases, medical and spiritual.
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PHYSICAL WELLNESS

: SWABCHA promotes physical wellness amongst employees. An aerobics instructor is provided by SWABCHA to facilitate a session on aerobics onsite or as per the requirements of the company. Those who need SWABCHA to speak on the importance of Physical fitness, an instructor or trainer is provided to conduct the session. Linkages with qualified dieticians and/ nutritionist is made where necessary.
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PHYSICAL WELLNESS

: SWABCHA promotes physical wellness amongst employees. An aerobics instructor is provided by SWABCHA to facilitate a session on aerobics onsite or as per the requirements of the company. Those who need SWABCHA to speak on the importance of Physical fitness, an instructor or trainer is provided to conduct the session. Linkages with qualified dieticians and/ nutritionist is made where necessary.

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