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Supporting HIV/AIDS patients

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Meg recently visited the Mildmay Centre which combines a clinical outpatient’s service with a study centre to train and develop people in HIV/AIDS care and management. It was created in Kampala after the Ugandan Ministry of Health requested help from a UK based charity and is an excellent example of partnership development.

She was shown round the clinics and laboratory by the Director, Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika, and met patients who help by distributing clean water kits which dramatically reduce the number of infections that patients suffer. The British Government through DFID funded the building of the centre and provided about two years of running costs, while the World Bank funded all the equipment. It is the first of its kind in Africa.


Linked to the centre on an adjoining site is Mildmay Jajja’s Home, a day care centre for children living with AIDS. Palliative care is provided for up to 100 children aged 0-18 years by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals which is integrated into the daily child-friendly play and educational activities. It offers nutritional rehabilitation, treatment of opportunistic infections, physical rehabilitation, administration of drugs, monitoring of symptoms and counselling. Carers are educated and supported through counselling and workshops in order to ensure they continue the care at home.

Meg said:

“Its heart breaking to see so many children with HIV or AIDS, but the care and support they receive is excellent. The staff are very dedicated and a great deal of thought has gone into ensuring that the children get the best possible care in a supportive environment. The centre makes a real difference to adult’s lives. The care they receive and the provision of anti-retroviral drugs has transformed the treatment of HIV and AIDS sufferers.”

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Meg is pictured with Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika, Director of the Mildmay Clinic, in the laboratory.

Meg is pictured with Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika, Director of the Mildmay Clinic, in the laboratory.


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