Home Based Care Project
The objective of this project is to improve health and quality of life by reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS, especially among the most vulnerable population groups.
A lowered prevalence rate of the disease in the general population masks far higher prevalence rates in certain populations. Currently, the highest proportions of new infections are among married women (43%) and through mother to child transmission (30%). Access to anti-retroviral therapy is significantly improving the health and survival of people living with HIV, but more complex needs, beyond health need to be addressed. These include livelihoods, food security, social integration and education. For children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS, there are particular challenges in providing holistic support and protection.
This project provides food, umbrella mosquito nets, food, mats and water cans to poor families who have been touched by HIV and AIDS.
We also provide study materials to students and training to the wider community, reducing the stigma that can be associated with the disease.