A report forwarded by Betty Liduke on the CHAKUNIMU - PIUTA - PIUMA "Neighbours Helping Neighbours" learning event:
CHAKUNIMU, PIUMA AND PIUTA PROJECT
Title of the project: Home Based Care
Participants: Peer Educator from CHAKUNIMU, members of PIUMA and PIUTA
CHAKUNIMU is a non government organization situated at the rural area in Njombe district near Tanwat Company limited. Members of the organization come from six villages surrounding the company. They are devoted to work with the community in several areas such as environment care, HIV/AIDS, HBC etc.
PIUMA (Pima Uishi Kwa Matumaini) is a non government organization situated at rural area of Makete district. Member of the organization are people living with HIV (PLHA) who are devoted to help the community of Bulongwa Makete on Counseling and Testing, Home Based Care and fighting on human rights.
PIUTA (Pima Ujitambue Uiishi kwa Tahadhari) is non government organization situated in rural area of Njombe district near Tanwat Company limited. Members of the organization are people living with HIV (PLHA) who are devoted on sensitizing men's on involving in the HIV response, community sensitization and campaigning on voluntary counseling and testing and Home Based Care.
The objective of the project was:
- To build a strong bridge between the three organizatio
- To increase Knowledge and skills through exchanging ideas, skills etc
- To help each other and the community at large.
Duration of the project: was ten days (10)
Activities carried out:
- Home Visiting
- Community education on HIV/AIDS, Voluntary counseling and testing, services of care and treatment, use of ARVs etc.
- Campaigning and sensitizing people mainly men on Voluntary counseling and testing
Together (Kwa Pamoja) we:
- Reached six (6) villages of Chakunimu
- Attended eighty four (84) clients at their male 15 and female 69
- Referred some cases to hospital for further care and investigation
Problem found during the visiting:
- Most of men don't help their family
- Most of men don't show up to the counseling and testing
- Shortage of care givers as the area is very big
- Clients fail to attend CTC due to long distance to walk to get the services
- Children are not involved on HIV testing
- To strengthen the exchange program
- Plan on how to help those clients who fails to reach the CTC services
- HBC kits or first aid kits
Last but not list thanks to all who gave the idea of the project and other help, special thanks to:
- Canadian HHT friends
- PIUMA leaders and board of advisory
- Tanwat Company Limited
- Village leaders
CHAKUNIMU, PIUMA AND PIUTA
15th September 2009