Health
 Ghana
Project #10960

Provide crucial care to 15 AIDS patients in Ghana

by HardtHaven Children's Home
Mar 28, 2013

Exciting update on HardtHaven's health project!

The doctor and Sister Kafui, administering to C.A.
The doctor and Sister Kafui, administering to C.A.

We have a lot of fantastic progress to report to you about our Excellence in HIV/AIDS Health Care Program (EHAHC)! Since our last update the doctor we are working in partnership with has made 2 more trips to Kpando. All of the initial participants on our EHAHC program continue to grow stronger with each visit from the doctor. The number of secondary infections, such as painful boils and skin infections, oral thrush, and respiratory infections, which the participants previously suffered from, continue to decrease.


In January we started all participants who fit the criteria to start Atripla therapy on the generic version of Atripla! Starting these patients of Atripla is a huge step towards increasing their quality of life and life span.
While we will have to wait until the doctor’s visit in March to evaluate any positive increases in the participants CD4 count (the indicator used here to evaluate how well the AIDS medications are working), the participants who have started the Atripla have reported significant improvements in their quality of life. For example; one participant, a 17 year old male who we will refer to as ‘A.K’, gained over 1 kilo in one week! A.K reports that he has a significant increase in appetite and ‘is no more tired all the time’ he now is able to enjoy going to school once again and no longer has to take 4 to 5 hour naps in the afternoons, allowing him to focus more on his school work, leisure activities, and enjoying life.

Another participant, B.G, is a woman who had been wheelchair bound for several months.  In the one month after she started the Atripla therapy she is now able to walk for short distances and even climb a few stairs at a time!

In January one of the participants, C.A, a woman who was very ill with multiple infections.  Her condition was very touch and go for several days. However because of the EHAHC program we were able to provide a clean, comfortable room for her and her children to stay at while we provided the necessary round the clock medical care. We are very happy to report that she has made a full recovery.  If she had had to go to the local hospital to be admitted she would been sleeping in a room with up to 13 other patients and due to the shortage of health workers she would not have received the intensive medical care she needed to recover.

Thank you once again for continuing to give these people living with HIV a new chance at a happy, productive and long life!
The doctor examining D.M who is doing great!
The doctor examining D.M who is doing great!
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HardtHaven Children's Home

Location: Kpando, Volta Region - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.hardthaven.org
HardtHaven Children's Home
Project Leader:
Sonjelle Shilton
Kpando, Volta Region Ghana

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