Scaling up sustainable HIV & TB care treatment interventions through community based approaches and improved service delivery
KABWOYA SUB COUNTY
1: To increase the community awareness on prevention treatment and mitigation of TB and HIV for 2000 youth in and out of school, pregnant women, Fisher folk, boda boda riders and Taxi drivers by the end of December 2018.
2: To increase uptake of HIV/TB services including diagnosis, treatment, care and adherence in the targeted 2000 youth in and out of school, pregnant women, Fisher folk, boda boda riders and Taxi operators through dialogue, advocacy/ reporting platforms and partnerships , in Kabwoya by December 2018.
3: To contribute to improved livelihoods of 140 HIV/TB patients through nutrition and income generating projects in the target population in Kabwoya sub county by December 2018.
Training on livelihoods promotion such as VSLA, Home hygiene, Nutrition and enterprise selection are some of the activities that conducted under objective III of the project
Grace K. a 32 year old resident of Kyaruhyaka received 10 kuroiler birds from the project, the birds lay 7-9 eggs per day and she sells each egg 400shs. She makes 90,000/= on average per month and from this she has been able to afford to buy scholastic materials for her children as well afford to pay transport fares (10,000)to pick drugs from Kabwoya H/C III.She intends to procure 2 piglets so as to increase on her income.
Before the project interventions Mugyema D. says he used to walk 20kilometers to the health center for treatment. At times he would fore go treatment appointments because of the long distance.
The Project has managed to establish three community drug distribution points(CDDPs)to enable clients access drugs easily as well as reduce on the costs that clients incur when going to pick drugs on a monthly basis which was one of the major triggers of poor adherence. Currently the three CDDPs serve 129 clients. “I now access treatment from a drug shop in my village which is less than a kilometer from my home.” Mugyema D.