GIVE LIFE FOR 55 HIV CHILDREN IN TAMILNADU, INDIA (8640)
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH:
GLOBAL GIVING – ONLINE DONATION
REPORT TITLE: HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR
25.01.12 TO 26.03.12
NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT FOR CLHA
Last two months we provided the Nutritional support to the CLHA / CIA (Child live with HIV / AIDS or Child infected by AIDS) at our Global Giving aided project centre at our NGO campus Thoothukudi district. As a change we gathered them all CIA at Thoothukudi District positive Network centre. All children participated in the programme with much eagerness. As a package containing seven nutritious materials were provided to 27 CLHAs. Every package contained
v Date syrup Tonic - Last time we provided them Date Fruits. As some children felt some dental problem this time we provided them date syrup Tonic.
v Nutritional Flour - various grains and Almond etc.
v Corn flaks
v Bengal gram – Last time we provided them white gram. As the black gram is more nutritional than the white gram. We provided them black gram this time.
v Raw ground nuts
v Green gram
v Palm sugar
In this programme Dr.Pandian, Medical Officer, Anti Retroviral Therapy Clinic Thoothukudi, Medical College Hospital (ARTC) centre Medical Officer participated distributed the Nutrition materials to the children. When he gave the presidential lecture, he thanked our all online donors through Global Giving for the Nutritional support provided to the CLHAs and the travel fare provided to the children who take ART. Also he mentioned that the ART lack has decreased. Also informed his desire of having these CLHA such a type of programmes together being conducted by the Global Giving at their ART centre, Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital. Not only the children but also the parents of them welcomed this programme with much interest. Through this programme Relationship between the ART medical officer and CLHA increased. In the presence of Eunuch angeela Jeevan, (Thoothukudi District HIV positive. Network president) this programme was convened. Also community social worker Mr.Devaraj participated in this meeting . At the end of the programme Dr. J.Tagore Derose (Director – CRS) delivered the vote of Thanks.
CHILD TO CHILD EDUCATION
Being centred the children to motivate their talents and bring out their interest in continuing education this meeting was organized. Talented HIV infected children shared their educational activities and experiences to the other children. Through this instinct was motivated by the children like them. An infected child Muthu talked about the importance of talking ART (Anti Retroviral Therapy) continually , because this child Muthu is taking ART regularly. Also she mentioned that our CD4 in White blood cells would increase and we would not be affected with any opportunistic infection. Being heard this a child named Muthumari revealed her past experience of ART taken with fear. She has started to take ART since the last month. She said that should take the ART regularly without any fear. CLHA boy named Vijay Abarnath is taking ART. Also informed about reminded his mother to take medicines regularly when she fails to take medicines because of her weakness. By this discussion among children they were encouraged much. This child to child education programme was really helpful and good encouragement to all the children. Not only this is a discussion among children but also this meeting was a good motivation programme conducted with the presidential address of TANSAC (Tamilnadu state AIDS control society) of PPCTC (Prevention of parent to child HIV transmission) co – ordinator.
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