Kubatsirana mobilises volunteers from local churches in Mozambique to stand alongside people living with HIV/AIDS, offering care, support, education and prevention initiatives. Here is an update about the work and impact over the past 3 months.
3789 people living with HIV/AIDS were visited, of whom 1518 had anti retroviral treatment. For the 1518 patients who had access to anti-retroviral treatment, their condition improved and they are living a healthy lifestyle like other people. A large part of the residents of the 4 districts (Gondola, Manica, Catandica and Chimoio) testify to the help and support given by the churches.
60 people were sent to health centres using the Kubatsirana vehicles, noting that in partnership with churches and Christian groups there is greater collaboration in means of transport for helping patients although this is made difficult through shortage of fuel.
568 HIV/AIDS patients were taken to hospital by 246 volunteers from the churches and Christian groups, for treatment for other illnesses they suffered from.
HIV/AIDS awareness-raising and Prevention
3816 participants were made aware about HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination in Barwe District, Manica, Gôndola and Chimoio City.