Patient Home Based Care is the mother of all the programs at MHBC because this was the main reason that brought MHBC into existence. The Home Base Care programme now focuses on the following activities:
- To check patients’ medication
To encourage patients to adhere to the medication
Follow-ups on patients, and counseling
Referrals to relevant stakeholders
Giving emotional, physical and spiritual support to patients
Facilitating the development of small gardens and small income generating activities
- HCT (HIV Counselling and Testing)
Door to door campaigns on information regarding HIV and TB
Testing for HIV and TB screening
Referrals to the primary health centres for those who have tested HIV positive or have signs and symptoms of TB
- I-ACT (Integrated Access to Care and Treatment):
Facilitating open and closed support groups in the community and health centres.
All these activities and services are done in the seven villages in the Masoyi area: Legogote (Mganduzweni), Swalala, Jerusalem, Phola, Mahushu, Manzini and Mthimba.