A two days training workshop for over 40 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) AIDES in the Kenema district has ended at the government hospital hall along Combema road in Kenema. Earlier in his opening remarks the District Medical Officer Kenema district Dr. Yankuba Madina Bah says the training is aimed at discussing the linkages of Pediatric care in the health care delivery system in the district and to design a feasible referral system for Pediatric HIV care. Dr. Bah says the orientation training will help the MCH AIDES in the district to handle cases of women who are pregnant and are HIV Positive. Dr. Bah maintained that MCH AIDES should make it compulsory for every pregnant woman in their communities of operation to go for the HIV test so as to ascertain whether they are infected or not so that preventive measures could be taken to protect the child from being infected during delivery. Councilor Francis Musa Kallon who is the chairman of the Health Management committee Kenema district council, said in his statement that HIV is real and should be treated with all seriousness by everybody in the community. He maintained that it is the responsibility of the medical practitioners in the district to tell the people about the symptoms of the disease and how to prevent it. He encouraged the MCH AIDES to take the training seriously as they are ambassadors of the workshop, he appealed to them to encourage others in doing the HIV test in order to know their HIV status.