We thank each and every one of you who have donated towards this project. Wow! What a difference you have made in the lives of many, many children throughout Uganda!
At this time, AFCA will not be providing anti-retroviral medicine to children in Uganda, as their government is able to do so, releasing us to help other children who need our help even more. This is how AFCA works - we get a program to a specific place and then, we let them fly. It is time for our Ugandan partner to fly.
Rachel is 7 years old and was receiving treatment for malaria at another clinic in September 2019. During routine testing, Rachel tested HIV positive, and was referred to Baylor Uganda for HIV management. Her mother claimed to have tested HIV negative when she was pregnant with her and declined to be tested. She was later educated on the need for her and her husband to be tested. They both tested positive and are now under the care of a doctor.
While at Baylor, Rachel was diagnosed with acute malnutrition, pneumonia and tuberculosis and started on treatments. While still on TB treatment, she progress to advanced HIV with chronic lung disease. She was started on medications which were never stocked, but we were able to use funds from the American Foundation for Children with AIDS to procure lifesaving drugs for Rachel. The pneumonia was treated and she completed her TB treatment in June of this year. Rachel is now stable and her mother is very excited about her progress and her ability to return to school after the COVID-19 lockdown.
Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa, thank you for your continued support of this important project. If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org.
Kameron is one of the peer volunteers at the clinic and he was rushed into the clinic after 2 days not being able to talk. He was brought into us in a confused mental state, in and out of consciousness. Caretakers reported that he had received treatment from a nearby clinic, but could not provide any documentation. Emergency care was given and an ambulance was called to transport him to the hospital and he was admitted.
He was diagnosed with meningitis. Two days later, he developed a blood clot and the hospital had run out of lifesaving drugs. The medicines to manage these conditions are very expensive, and Kameron being a clinic volunteer, could not afford this treatment.
Thanks to the AFCA funds, we were able to procure medicines for his treatment throughout the two weeks period he was admitted. He has now recovered from both the meningitis and the blood clot is gone as well. Kameron has been discharged from the hospital and is regaining his energy and getting ready to come back to the clinic to serve his fellow patients.
Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa. thank you for your continued support of this important project. If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org.
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