Health
 Kenya
Project #1801

Encourage Rural Communities Know their HIV Status

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Summary

The project seeks to reach out to an estimated 3,000 high-risk and vulnerable people who are unable to access health facilities to know their HIV status and thus seek treatment and social care.
$25,000
total goal
$24,880
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

The campaign will use mobile caravans to reach out to otherwise unreachable populations in rural areas and other high-risk urban settings. Clients will be tested for HIV and referred to health institutions where they will receive further treatment. GEMINI will then establish Home-Based care models that will offer nursing, clinical and psychosocial support to HIV+ persons

Solution

We will test clients for HIV through mobile clinics and also provide post-test services e.g. antiretroviral drugs, home-based care and psychosocial support

Long-Term Impact

The project will enable 3,000 people to know their HIV status and facilitate their access to treatment, home-based care and psychosocial support, facilitate training of 50 health workers on Home-Based care and formation of 12 social support groups

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Location: ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE - Kenya
Project Leader:
Stella Amojong
Program Coordinator
Eldoret, RIFT VALLEY PROV Kenya

Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $120 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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