COVID-19  Zambia Project #48015

Enhancing HIV/AIDS support during COVID 19

by Ndola Nutrition Organisation
Enhancing HIV/AIDS support during COVID 19
Enhancing HIV/AIDS support during COVID 19
Enhancing HIV/AIDS support during COVID 19
Enhancing HIV/AIDS support during COVID 19
Jul 14, 2021

Narrative project report

During the past 9 months Ndola Nutrition Organisation in partnership with GlobalGiving have been implementing a project aimed at  increasing the capacities of HIV+ adolescents and young mothers to mitigate the challenges of self-stigma that exacerbate the feeling of self worthlessness, shame and self-blame because of being HIV+; resulting into emotional distress and negative impacts on access to HIV health services, adherence to ART and overall quality of life at individual, family and community levels

2. PROJECT CONTEXT/RATIONALE

Self-stigma on adolescents has had an overwhelming negative impact on their wellbeing. For HIV adolescents, self-stigma has become an ingredient for them to engage in illicit activities such as drug abuse, excessive beer drinking, unsafe sex and smoking of marijuana. The Drug enforcement Commission of Zambia (2020) attests to this fact and states that, self-stigma among HIV adolescents contributes to approximately 48% of drug abuse and mental health cases in the Copperbelt region alone.
3. PROJECT STRATEGY

To address the problems stated above immediate interventions were needed and as such Ndola Nutrition Organization partnered with GlobalGiving to raise the needed resources to undertake the project. The planned interventions aimed at 1. Providing regular psychosocial counselling through trained psychosocial counsellors, peer to peer support, safe space discussions etc. 2. Providing information and awareness rising on the dangers of self-stigma using ICT (Information Communication Technology) tools and offline materials. The ICT tools will be installed with animated videos providing information/awareness in local languages.

4. PROJECT OBJECTIVE
To strengthen the capacity of HIV+ adolescents and young mothers to mitigate the challenges of self-stigma that exacerbate the feeling of self worthlessness, shame and self-blame because of being HIV+ in Luanshya  District of the Copper belt Province of Zambia reaching 143 beneficiaries by December 2020.

5.  PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVEMENTS

PROGRAM STRATEGIES
The project is conducting its programming through:
-Small group discussion
-Household hold based dialogues
- Online charts and individual  based engagements
6. PROJECT IMPACT
The project has so far engaged and dialogue with 107 beneficiaries at individual, household and community level indicating 76% achievement against the target of 143 beneficiaries.

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Ndola Nutrition Organisation

Location: Ndola, Copperbelt Province - Zambia
Project Leader:
Halumba Munachonga
Ndola, Copperbelt Province Zambia
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