|Written by Mary Kiragu|
|Wednesday, 07 July 2004 12:00|
HIV Care at Kijabe Hospital
Kijabe Hospital’s AIDSRelief Program is a part of the bigger AIDSRelief Kenya which is a consortium funded through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Catholic Relief Services led alliance includes the University of Maryland's Institute of Human Virology, Futures Group, Catholic Medical Mission Board and Interchurch Medical Assistance World.
Kijabe Hospital’s AIDSRelief Program is an innovative regional AIDS organization that aims to reach the already infected people living with HIV/AIDS, and empower the community around it.
It is also involved in HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs using popular entertainment. It responds to the fact that there are thousands of people who are already infected with the HIV virus, and therefore join in the fight against AIDS throughout Africa.
The program provides the inspiration and means for the people infected to regain their healthy life and live longer in accordance to the AIDSRelief goal of ‘Providing Treatment Restoring Hope’.
Started in the year 1999, the HIV services program in Kijabe has since grown from a total of 8 patients, to a total of over 6,000, having been through care thus prolonging life and giving hope to the HIV Positive patients.
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