Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Mobile Clinic

by Greater Good South Africa

Summary

The "Tutu Tester" is a mobile clinic that takes sophisticated testing equipment and trained staff into areas which do not have adequate health facilities.
$424.38
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

South Africa, with an estimated 5.7 million infected people, has the largest HIV-positive population in the world. Testing is the entry point to all HIV related care and prevention. However, data from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation conducted in communities most affected by HIV/AIDS show that testing is often inaccessible or inadequately performed resulting in missed opportunities for prevention, late referrals for care and antiretroviral therapy, and increased morbidity and mortality.

Solution

The Tutu Tester is a brightly coloured mobile testing clinic which parks in predetermined community venues and markets preventive testing. The testing package includes blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index and HIV testing.

Long-Term Impact

The Tutu Tester enhances the links to care, allowing for earlier referral for HIV treatment, which will in turn lead to a reduction in morbidity and improved outcomes generally in treating HIV.

Resources

http:/​/​www.sasix.co.za/​projects/​view/​BH-WC-MAR09-0006/​
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

Organization Information

Greater Good South Africa

Location: Constantia, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.greatergoodsa.co.za
Greater Good South Africa
Project Leader:
Salma Seedat
Constantia, South Africa

Funded Project!

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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