Health  India Project #31534

Community Health - Test and Treat!

by Sahara CFRCAR (Centre for Residential Care And Rehabilitation

Summary

Reducing transmission of HIV and TB through community development, health services and prevention and education, empowering and enabling improving the quality of people's lives. In 2016 / 2017, Sahara identified and tested 4112 for HIV, 2550 tested HIV positive, 2257 on ART. 2319 tested for TB, 695 on TB Treatment. Follow-up showed 95% adherence. To scale up with your support, Sahara's tried and tested model @ $ 3 per person, will provide 7000 people with treatment, care & support.

$0
total raised
0
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

The poor cannot afford the cost, the distance and the travel time it takes to test for HIV and TB. Public Health services are too far away, and accessibility is a challenge. The environment is intimidating for people with low literacy levels and most being daily wagers, living below the poverty line are unable to take leave to access public health services. Sahara mentors the community on navigating the public health services.

Solution

Sahara's will take its test-and-treat model to most-at-risk communities, health camps where people will be encouraged to test for HIV and for TB. On-site testing for HIV and screening people for TB symptoms. Early detection will mean reduction of morbidity; infection control and negative socio-economic impact are diluted. Mentoring, Outreach and follow up will ensure that post detection patient diagnosed with HIV and TB will be supported through their treatments

Long-Term Impact

There will be marked a reduction in HIV and TB-related deaths and with good health, those in their economically productive years can raise the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. Mentorship and education will result in community strengthening and greater inter-dependence. Community empowerment through health will also result in socio-economic growth on a sustainable scale.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​saharaaalhad.org/​
Sahara CFRCAR (Sahara Aalhad) website
Facebook
Instagram
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Selhore
Pune, Maharashtra India

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in India or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.