Namibia is a country with a high prevalence of HIV infection. Many hospitals and health facilities are experiencing social, economic and health care problems related to HIV/AIDS patients. The home-based care option is seen as an alternative to cater for the needs of the HIV/AIDS patient with the support of family members and communities. People who are involved in providing home-based care are usually non-professionals caregivers who sometimes have little or no training with regard to the health care of HIV/AIDS-infected persons. These problems prevented people with HIV/AIDS from looking for health care and social services in their communities.
YWCA provides the community Home Based Care training, developed by the Ministry of Health and social services in collaboration with NGO’s, FBO’s and CBOs.
Every Thursday in the morning from 9.00 – 12.00 more than 40 women are meeting in the YWCA office in Wanaheda, Katutura to do the following activities;
- Bible Study
- Beads work to sell
- Individual counselling
- Convince the women to add the program of medicine use
- Needle work to sell
- Capacity building training
- Leadership training
- Spread the news from the community
- Feeding program