In order to ensure we understand the needs of our community and the individuals within it, we rely on our ability to build relationships by visiting people in their homes. This close contact enables us to follow up with our clients to ensure that they are continuing to improve; our visits often involve educating them on drug administration and the lifestyle changes they need to make in order to stay well.
Even though ARVs for HIV and AIDS are now readily available, one of the biggest challenges is to ensure that people do not default on their treatments once they begin to feel better.
Whilst out and about in the community we are able to spot other problems and offer help and advice. We are able to promote the various services that on offer and word of mouth is a very effective way of spreading the news.
We regularly visit homes within the Khethani township and visit surrounding villages when alerted to a particular need.
Impressions of the surrounding Villages