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Embo is a township of 62,000 people in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. HIV incidence is shockingly high among 15 to 50 year olds. Yet there is no clinic and no doctor. The Health Authority is overwhelmed.
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We partner with a local church to provide a team giving care to patients with HIV or full blown Aids in their own homes. Each of the Caregivers supports between 10 to 15 clients and their families. They give unconditional love and practical support; transporting to the distant clinic, washing, and advising on sexual health, diet and hygiene. In 2012, they made 11,708 visits, caring for patients.
In addition to underwriting the team, supervised by an experienced nurse, MAI is raising funds to build a clinic within the community. At present, to get tested and to access antiretroviral drugs, patients who are ill, weak and unemployed have to make their way to the nearest clinic in Bothas Hill, some 15 kilometres away! We can transform their lives for less than £100,000!
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