Patients

September Home Based Care – A Snapshot

ACTIVITIES

We do home visits to seven areas: Cleaning and bathing if necessary; Feeding the helpless patients; Monitoring patient’s medication; DOT [Directly Observable Treatment] support to patient’s on TB treatment; Door to Door campaigns; TB screening and follow-up; HCT [HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing] during home visits and at Masoyi Home Based Care.

HOME BASED CARE (HBC)

We did 449 home visits to all the seven Areas of Masoyi community, giving DOT support to those on TB treatment; and TB screening to family members: 40 new TB and HIV clients registered in the program, 5 counselled ,screened and tested for HIV, with only one tested positive and also referred to the clinic for CD4 count test [white blood cells].  192 family members screened for signs and symptoms of TB, with 13 referred to the clinic for clinical assessment.  Three deceased clients, and 8 recovered.