Grant for the distribution of antiretroviral therapy in the local communities of Tete Province, 2012

Duration: 2012-2015

Budget: 1.170.000

With this project Doctors without Borders wants to monitor patients who are being treated for HIV/AIDS and TB.

Duration and budget

The Government of Flanders earmarks 1,170,000 euros for this project which runs from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2015.

Problem definition

One of the biggest problems with HIV/AIDS is the monitoring of patients during antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. The regular health care system is currently unable to monitor patients closely and guarantee their treatment. Doctors without Borders is implementing a project in Tete Province which involves patients in their own treatment.

Practical implementation

For the antiretroviral therapy a new methodology is used in which HIV-infected people form a social network of patient groups who share expertise and resources, as well as motivate and support each other. This will increase the ability of people with HIV/AIDS and TB to cope with their disease.

Meanwhile, the Mozambique Ministry of Health has copied this method and is currently implementing this system throughout the country.

Partner

Doctors without Borders