The Global Fund receives contributions from many sectors of society. Arrangements for grants from Global Fund started in 2010 and from January 2011 the wheels were put in motion, Care Givers were deployed and the funds were being utilized to help those in need. The KMDR works under the NRASD (National Religious Association for Social Development) and serves as the provincial office for the Global Fund project.
HBC – Home Based Care
Home-based care is patient and family-centred care. It optimises the quality of life of adults and children living with HIV through the active anticipation, prevention, and treatment of pain, symptoms and suffering from the onset of HIV diagnosis through death. Home-based care includes and goes beyond the medical management of infectious, neurological or oncological complications of HIV&AIDS to comprehensively address symptoms and suffering throughout the continuum of illness. Clinical care is coupled with psychological, social and spiritual care to address the needs of the patient holistically. Care Givers hold the understanding that quality of life involves clinical, psychological, and spiritual support care.
OVC – Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
An OVC is a child under the age of 18 whose mother and/ or father or primary care giver has died from AIDS-related conditions and is in need of care and protection. As the number of OVC’s continues to grow, adequate support to families and communities needs to be assured. In practice, care and support for orphaned children comes from families and communities. As a foundation for this support, it is important that households are connected to additional support from external sources. Care and support are given in various ways, e.g.: help with homework, nutritional support, material support, spiritual care, social care, psychological care, counselling, teaching the children good hygiene, etc.
We currently have 12 HBC sites and 22 OVC sites with 108 Care Givers who provide care and support to about 3000 people. The target for HBC Care Givers is 23 patients per month and for OVC Care Givers the target is 30 children per Care Giver per month. The OVC programs include after school centres, crèches and visits to child-headed households. The Care Givers receive training in frail care and children’s care.
We have sites in 5 provinces: Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West. The sites in the Free State include Botshabelo West, Heidedal, Rethabile Children Home Centre and Bophela Creche. In Gauteng we have sites at the Steve Biko hospital (Hospivision Oasis Children Care Train), Springs and Ennerdale. In Limpopo we have sites at Kgautswane and Mashishimale. In Mpumalanga our sites include Arthurseat, Itireleng and Alexandria. Our North West sites include Khayamnandi, Arethusaneng, Utlwanang and Ikageng.