Health
 Ghana
Project #482

Ghanaian villagers care for homebound HIV patients

by African Women's Development Fund

Summary

HIV rates are growing in Kakum Village due to prostitution and a lack of sex education. Home-based care is needed for patients who are too sick to work and cannot be accommodated by hospitals.
$1,591
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Kakum Village in central Ghana is a tourist site with many drumming festivals and entertainers. Local children drop out of school to beg for money and prostitute themselves to tourists. Though the virus is spreading, sex education is taboo, and many people don't believe HIV is transmittable. Hospitals are not equipped to provide long-term care for patients, most of whom are too ill to work and have no income. Support is needed to improve opportunities and for local education.

Solution

Learn to feed and care for HIV patients, work with social service organizations, collect used clothing and food, visit patients at home, and hold public awareness events to educate the public on AIDS.

Long-Term Impact

30 volunteers to attend a week-long training program in providing home-based care.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Organization Information

African Women's Development Fund

Location: Accra - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.awdf.org
African Women's Development Fund

Funded Project!

Thanks to 10 donors like you, a total of $1,591 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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