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Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia

by Power of Love Foundation
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Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia
Health Care for 450 HIV+ Children in Zambia

Summary

This project provides food, medicines, and a package of life saving health care services to 450 HIV+ children, and training in HIV to families. The package of services includes weekly health check-ups, psycho social counseling, education on prevention of HIV, and training and monitoring in adherence to medication. After a few months, the children stabilize and/or improve in health so that they can attend school. Goal is to prevent new HIV infections and equip families to be more self-reliant.

$30,000
total goal
$8,055
remaining
157
donors
1
monthly donor
9
years

Challenge

Over 1 million children have been orphaned in Zambia - most due to AIDS. Since 42% 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 little or no knowledge about HIV, and source of income. This program equips grandmas/families with the right tools (via education and training), so they can take better 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 450 HIV+ children and training in HIV care and prevention to family members. The package includes health checkups, psycho social counseling, education in 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 they can attend school. With better knowledge families can take steps to prevent HIV.

Long-Term Impact

We see an improvement in the health of children measured by higher weight, less malnutrition, higher CD4 counts, increase in school attendance, more women going in for voluntary counseling and testing, and better knowledge of HIV prevention and care. As more people get tested and start treatment, it results in prevention and spread of HIV. With more open discussions, HIV related stigma and discrimination is lower. The result is a stronger, more self-reliant community that can solve problems.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.poweroflove.org
About our Pediatric HIV Care Program in Zambia
Impact of our Pediatric HIV Care Program
Stories of Children Born HIV free
What Makes our Pediatric HIV Care Program Unique?

Organization Information

Power of Love Foundation

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Power of Love Foundation
Project Leader:
Alka Subramanian
Founder/Director
San Diego, CA Zambia
$21,945 raised of $30,000 goal
 
245 donations
$8,055 to go
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