Health  Burundi Project #31891

Providing health care to 1000s in Bujumbura slum

by Friends Women's Association Vetted since 2018
Rape Survivors Support Group
Rape Survivors Support Group

Friends Women’s Association’s MAY 2018 Report  

The section below summarizes the work done during the month of May 2018.

ACTIVITIES

Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS)

At the end of May 2018, 14 self-help groups were functioning. RSS is still supported by the African Great Lakes Initiatives (AGLI).

Caring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP)

During this month of May 2018, medical follow up, nutritional support and home visits were done for our HIV positive people. One discussion group was done on May 4th, 2018. This program is supported by Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting.

Improving Women’s Reproductive Health (IWRH)

Under the support of Segal family Foundation (SFF), FWA health accompanists and staff have continued to sensitize people to attend NTASEKA clinic for birth control and HIV voluntary test. The result is that more people are attending NTASEKA clinic.

A mobile clinic was organized on May 28, 2018. 200 people came for HIV voluntary test, including 32 women and 168 men. The observation was that more men did HIV voluntary test. The explanation is that men were found in the places they are working to make money.

Action on Gender-Based Violence (AGBV)

In the month of May 2018, under the support of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, one GBV basic workshop was done in Kibimba. We had a total of 20 participants, including 10 religious leaders and 10 community elected leaders.

Medical Team

CONSULTATIONS

82 cases were consulted by our medical doctors, including 23 children, 23 adults and 36 people under ARVs treatment. The nurse received 445 patients including 297 adults and 148 children.

LABORATORY

In the month of May 2018, apart from HIV voluntary testing, there were a total of 304 tests.

 

Test                              Test completed  Positive   Negative

G.E.Malaria test                     44               3             41

Quick malaria test                 118             22             96

ECBU Urine test                       5               3              2

Selles Stool test                     19             18              1

Pregnancy                              46             12            34

Sero-widal Typhoïd fever           48             37            11

Glycémie Diabetes                  13               5             8

RPR VDRL Syphillis                 4                0             4

Complete Blood Count (CBC)    7                -              -

                                     Total Tests: 304

FAMILY PLANNING

309 people received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse, including 194 old cases and 115 new ones. 268 received the contraceptive injection, 24 were given pills, and 17 received male condoms. 

PRENATAL CONSULTATION (PNC)

In the month of May 2018, 20 women came for prenatal consultation (PNC), including four who came for PNC 1, 13 for PNC 2, two for PNC 3 and one came for PNC 4. 

Anti-Retroviral SITE

At the end of May 2018, we had 230 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 180 women and 50 men.

PHARMACY

FWA had all necessary medicines for the month of May 2018.

PSYCHOSOCIAL TEAM

In the month of May 2018, a total of 330 people received pre and post HIV test counseling and were tested for HIV; 36% of them were women and among the 12 people detected HIV positive, nine were women with 4% of seropositivity.

Total Number of People Tested: 330

Total Number of Women Tested: 118

% of People Tested Who Are Women: 36%

Average Age:  26

Median Age: 25

Total HIV+ : 12

Total HIV- : 318

Number of Women HIV+ : 9

Total % Seropositivity: 4%

% of Women Tested Who Are HIV+: 8%

 

Discussion group for Caring for HIV+ people
Discussion group for Caring for HIV+ people
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Rape Survivors Support Group
Rape Survivors Support Group

Friends Women’s Association’s APRIL 2018 Report   

Note: See attachment for pictures embedded in report.

The section below summarizes the work done during the month of April 2018.

ACTIVITIES

Rape Survivors’ Support (RSS)

At the end of April 2018, 13 self-help groups were functioning. RSS is still supported by the African Great Lakes Initiatives (AGLI).

Two trauma healing workshops for GBV survivors were done.

Caring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP)

During this month of April 2018, medical follow up, nutritional support and home visits were done for our HIV positive people. One discussion group was done on April 5th, 2018. This program is supported by Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting.

Improving Women’s Reproductive Health (IWRH)

Under the support of Segal family Foundation (SFF), FWA health accompanists and staff have continued to sensitize people to attend NTASEKA clinic for birth control and HIV voluntary test. The result is that more people are attending NTASEKA clinic. Four community mobilization sessions were done.

Action on Gender-Based Violence (AGBV)

In the month of April 2018, under the support of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, four GBV basic workshops were done in Gitega province. We had a total of 80 participants, including 40 religious leaders and 40 community elected leaders.

MEDICAL TEAM

CONSULTATIONS

90 cases were consulted by our medical doctors, including 23 children, 24 adults and 43 people under ARVs treatment. The nurse received 442 patients including 315 adults and 127 children.

LABORATORY

In the month of April 2018, apart from HIV voluntary testing, there were a total of 380 tests.

Test                                    Test completed    Positive    Negative

G.E. -- Malaria Test                       115                  25           90

Quick malaria test                          74                  20           54

ECBU -- Urine test                          14                    8            6

Selles -- Stool test                          27                  23            4

Pregnancy                                     52                  21           31

Sero-widal -- Typhoid fever               51                  29           22

Glycémie -- Diabetes                      12                    6             6

RPR VDRL -- Syphilis                     15                    0           15

Complete Blood Count (CBC)          20                    -              -                                    

Total Tests: 380

FAMILY PLANNING

305 people received contraceptives from FWA’s nurse, including 184 old cases and 121 new ones. 266 received the contraceptive injection, 15 were given pills, 4 received implants, 3 received collar and 17 received male condoms.  

PRENATAL CONSULTATION (PNC),

In the month of April 2018, 24 women came for prenatal consultation (PNC), including 15 came for PNC 1, five for PNC 2, three for PNC 3 and one came for PNC 4.  

ANTI-RETROVIRAL SITE

At end of April 2018, we had 225 patients under retro drugs followed at NTASEKA clinic, including 176 women and 49 men.

PHARMACY

FWA had all necessary medicines for the month of April 2018.

PSYCHOSOCIAL TEAM FOR HIV/AIDS

Total Number of People Tested = 241

Total Number of Women Tested = 35

% of People Tested Who Are Women = 56%

Average Age =  27

Median Age = 26

Total HIV+  = 17

Total HIV-  = 224

Number of Women HIV+ = 12

Total % Seropositivity = 8%

% of Women Tested Who Are HIV+ = 9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rape Survivors Support Group
Rape Survivors Support Group
Trauma healing workshop for GBV survivors
Trauma healing workshop for GBV survivors
Discussion group for Caring for HIV+ people
Discussion group for Caring for HIV+ people
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Mobilization for family planning and HIV testing
Discussion on gender based violence (GBV)
Discussion on gender based violence (GBV)
Small group discussion on Gender Based Violence.
Small group discussion on Gender Based Violence.

Attachments:
Parfaite standing on site of maternity ward.
Parfaite standing on site of maternity ward.

Dear FWA donor,

The next major step for the development of the Ntaseka Clinic of the Friends Women's Association is to build a maternity ward. The major purpose of this building is to have a place for HIV+ women to give birth in a professional, safe place where the mother will not transmit her infection to the new born baby. The clinic has bought a plot of land behind the clinic so the site is available. The clinic already has 150 young women of average age of 24 years old who are receiving anti-retroviral drugs to control their HIV+ status. The number of HIV+ women being served continues to increase each month. Many of these will give birth. These women and others in the community will be the beneficiaries of the new maternity ward.

See attached picture where Parfaite is standing on the site.

The building will cost $52,840. The Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting (Quakers) has donated $20,000 to start the project. The remaining funds need to be raised. 

GlobalGiving has just approved the project to continue fundraising for the maternity ward. We have set a goal of $10,000, but can increase it when we have raised this amount.

As a donor to the Friends Women's Association, please consider donating to this project. For details on the project and to donate, go to http://goto.gg/32980.

In addition please notify your friends, family, and others who might be interested in donating towards the construction of FWA's maternity ward.

We appreciate you support.

Parfaite Ntahuba

David Zarembka

We succeeded in the GlobalGiving's Accelerator Campaign so that we will become a partnering organization with the ability to post Friends Women's Association projects on their fundraising board. There were 46 people who donated a total of $5600. Thanks so much for this team effort. This was quite an accomplishment. There were 577 organizations in the Accelerator Campaign and only 81 or 14% were able to receive at least $5,000 from 40 donors. We therefore did quite well in this challenge.

The basic concept of crowdfunding is that people will approach their family, friends, and others about the work we are doing at the Ntaseka Clinic in Burundi. We had one person who told me she made a donation and then took the campaign to her Quaker Meeting and got three more people to donate. This is how it works, how we get a "crowd."

By June 10 we are required to send you a report on how we have spent the funds which you donated.

One of the advantages of being a partner with GlobalGiving is that they have special fundraising days for bonueses and matching grants. The next one is coming up next week from Monday through Friday, Apirl 9 to 13. GlobalGiving is half matching the first $100,000 in small donations of up to $50. So if a person donates $50, GlobalGiving will match this with $25 for a total of $75. Since the match will end when the funds are depleated, it is better if people donate as early as possible during the week. Please tell others you know about this matching grant. I have a put a goal of $1000 of donations with $500 of match.

For those of you, who are not on my Reports from Kenya weekly blog about our peace programs in East Africa, current political analysis, and comments on East African culture, can send me an email at davidzarembka@gmail.com and I can add you to the list to receive the reports.

Again thanks for the teamwork.

 

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Friends Women's Association

Location: Bujumbura - Burundi
Website: http:/​/​fwaburundi.com/​
Project Leader:
NTAHUBA PARFAITE
Bujumbura, Burundi

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