Funded project

To fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa

Chokwé - Mozambique

Unfortunately, AIDS continues to be heavily stigmatized in our society, and though many in the general public are convinced that the disease has long since been brought under control —while others have forgotten about it altogether—, HIV continues to plague the lives of 37 million people worldwide and causes more than a million deaths every year.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • Ticketmaster clients 7.731€
  • Direct beneficiaries 500

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 2.000

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundació Lluita contra la Sida

Budget

  • Materials 7.731€
  • Total 7.731€
7.731€

Description

“Phambene” means “Go ahead!” in Xhosa Is a coordinated program between the Carmelo Hospital (CKW) in Chokwé, Mozambique, and the Fight AIDS Foundation (FLS) to fight, in a long term and in a sustainable and respectful way, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.

The goal is to help people with HIV/ AIDS to reintegrate into society with full autonomy and guarantee their dignity as human beings.

Both Hospitals will work together to disseminate the knowledge generated in this process, so that it might be used by other health institutions and countries committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS. And to generate data on Mozambique’s HIV/AIDS epidemic that will be useful to the design of Public Health policies (WHO and Ministry of Health) on HIV/AIDS.

Activities

  • To optimize the antiretroviral treatment (ART) provided in Chokwé through periodically update of clinical care protocols.
  • To prevent and mitigate the development of HIV-1 antiretroviral resistance to achieve virological control in 90% of ART patients, as set by UNAIDS.
  • To implement the required laboratory technology for HIV/HCV diagnosis and resistance testing in the Carmelo de Chokwé Hospital.
  • To train clinicians and laboratory staff at the Carmelo de Chokwé Hospital, who will then train the district medical staff.
  • To evaluate the impact of the intervention by analyzing mortality rates, morbidity and percentages of treated patients that reach an undetectable viral load before and 4 years after the intervention.

Project objectives

To generate the required capacity and skills to control the local HIV/AIDS epidemic in Chokwé

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