VICDA’S Role in Home Based Care Program
VICDA is supporting people living with HIV/AIDS by placing trained care giver volunteers to work in Home Based Care institution. Volunteers support these projects through visiting patients in their homes, counselling, medical care, providing food, and support for income generating activities run by support group members and dissemination of health education to affected and infected community members.
Support with Supplement, Food and Drugs
Most of Home Base Care Programmes are located within the slums of Nairobi. Population living here whose high percentage is infected with HIV/AIDS lack basic coping mechanisms to deal with adverse poverty levels that have been compounded by HIV/AIDS. Those receiving the ARV treatment at times fall out of the drug regime due to insufficient food or do not have sufficient income to buy drugs. It is for this reason VICDA comes in to supplement these projects with either food or drugs.