Health
 Zambia
Project #6672

Health Care for 50 HIV positive children in Zambia

by Power of Love Foundation
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Summary

This project provides food, medicines, and a package of life saving health care services to 50 HIV+ children, and training in HIV care to families. The package of health care services includes weekly health check-ups, psycho social counseling, education on prevention of HIV, and training and monitoring in adherence to medication. After just a few months under our high quality care, children stabilize and improve in health so that they can attend school and live close to normal lives.
$10,000.00
total goal
$1,679.00
remaining
94
donors
2
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Over 1 million children have been orphaned in Zambia - most of them due to AIDS. Since 41% of the population lives in extreme poverty, it is hard for families to care for its orphans. Many orphaned children live in grandmother or child headed households. Most grandmothers have never been to school and have few marketable skills. This program equips families with the right tools (via education and training), so that they can take care of their HIV+ children and become more self-reliant.

Solution

This program provides food, medicines, and a package of life saving health care services to 50 HIV+ children and training in HIV care and prevention to family members. The package includes weekly health checkups, psycho social counseling, education on prevention of HIV, and training and monitoring in adherence to medication. The high quality continuous care provided leads to an improvement in the children's health so that they can be back in school and has a sustained impact on the community.

Long-Term Impact

We see an improvement in the health of children measured by higher weight, less malnutrition, improved CD4 counts, an increase in school attendance, an increase in the number of women going in for voluntary counseling and testing, and better knowledge of HIV prevention and care. An increase in the number of people getting tested and starting ARV medication leads to prevention and spread of HIV, and reduced stigma associated with this disease. This leads to a stronger more self-reliant community.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.poweroflove.org
About our Pediatric HIV care program in Zambia
Stories of Children who are Role Models
Stories of Children born HIV free in our pediatric
What Makes our Pediatric HIV Care Program Unique?

Organization Information

Power of Love Foundation

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.poweroflove.org
Project Leader:
Alka Subramanian
Founder/Director
San Diego, CA Zambia
$8,321 raised of $10,000 goal
 
134 donations
$1,679 to go
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