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.
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.
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.
30 volunteers to attend a weeklong training program in providing home-based care.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).