Give………………a chance of life to children suffering with HIV/AIDS.

Institutional Care Home

 

Name of the Project

: Institutional Care Home (ICH)

Target Geographical Area

: Delhi and Neighbor Districts

Target Group

: The organization focuses on disadvantaged children emphasizing on HIV+ve victims, children abandoned by one or both parents, children of sex workers, truck drivers and children who have been abused and belong to poor socio economic conditions.

Aims & Objectives

: This project aims to effort for the health development and well-being of Children Living with HIV/AIDS (CLHAs).

Goal of the Project

: Goal of the project is to make these children happy as long as they can live on this earth by providing comprehensive care under institutional care centre.

No.Of Children Admitted

: 10 children (6 boys and 4 girls) as on 15th August,2015

Program Description

: In India many places with a high prevalence of HIV, efforts to provide care and support for AIDS orphans have been underway for many years. Although existing initiatives are encouraging, many of these are small scale and are struggling with the increasing number of children that require care mainly in high-prevalence states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana,Karnataka and Maharastra. In order to develop a comprehensive and sustainable response to children, DESIRE Society has been initiated a project which is committed to provide services of treatment, nutrition, shelter and education with moral support to Children Living with HIV/AIDS (CLHA). Now the organization is able to support up to 66 children under this project.

Activities of the Project:

  • Shelter and Food
  • Health Care
  • Education and Moral Support
  • Social Security

Monitoring & Evaluation

 

: Once a child is admitted at centre he will be under medical observation by health care team. Drug adherence has more priority in this program, because unless a patient takes ART regularly he can not find result of it. Each child will be maintained a separate file with precise code. Orphans and neglected children will be given preference to bring them on facilities. A five member review committee will evaluate the program chronologically and advise the team to work more effectively. Medical officer of concern project site is the in-charge for the treatment part and he is responsible for the entire clinical services of the program. The medical staff will work under his/her guidelines and supervision.

Outcome

: By offering these services will enable the stigma free environment among the children suffering with HIV/AIDS. Therefore, this will reduce the stigma associated with the HIV disease in our society. While treating their opportunistic infections and offering them proper nutrition will also enable them to attend the school regularly and psycho-support (counseling) can impact on children to adopt good behaviour. In addition this support will strengthen the positive thinking to lead happy life among CLHAs.

Total premises of care home is in about 300 square yards with constructed area of 4000 SFT with 3 storied building. Consisting seperate living halls, dining and kitchen area, indoor activities space, limited open play area in a clean and calm residential location.