With high prevalence rate of HIV in Kasese district, and environmental pollution from cobalt mining, there are now increasing cases of children being born with HIV, cancer, Hirschisprungs disease and cerebral palsy. Children with them need a life-long care and support which can not be affordable to parents in this rural area. Kinyamaseke children Nursing home is housing 24 needy children who really need the palliative care that the center offers, their parents can not afford the medical costs.
This project will: - Provide feeding, clothing, and other forms of social care to these children. - Support the Nursing center to have sufficient palliative care medications, consumables, and supplies to cater for the needy and children from socio-economically poor backgrounds. - Facilitate periodic visits to the Nursing center for a consultant oncologist, Neurologist, and pediatrician on a periodic basis. - Provide psycho-social support to the parents of the ailing children.
- Increase the capacity of the Nursing center to offer good palliative care services to the community as a whole. - Reduce suffering and avert near death for the targeted 24 children; and provide courage to their families for continuous care. -Extend high quality and expertise medical care to rural children in Kasese district