This project will distribute food to 200 children and 500 breastfeeding mothers who have stopped taking anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) due to lack of food. Without food, they do not take ARVs.
The project will address lack of access to food among AIDS patients. It will specifically benefit children and breastfeeding mothers on ARVs.
-Provide nutritious food stuffs to children and breastfeeding mothers on ARVs.
-Conduct sensitization sessions on nutrition for children and breastfeeding mothers on ARVs and their care givers
The project will enable these patients get energy and be able to grow their own food during the rainy season.The project will enable the patients continue taking the ARVs to improve their health.
"Famine has led to AIDS patients to stop taking ARVs. The worst affected are breastfeeding mothers and yound children on ARVs. The hospital has registered registere 9 deaths owing to lack of food" - Dr. Katumba SSentongo, District Health Officer
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,741
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $53,259
Total Funding Goal: $60,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).