Over the years, Mildmay Kenya became synonymous with Home & Community Based Care (HCBC). At first HCBC involved the provision of palliative care in a sick person’s home by community volunteers. With the advent of better HIV drugs, HCBC now has a much broader remit including care in the home, first aid, referrals to health facilities, provision of health education to families on diverse topics such as family planning, teenage pregnancy, and TB, nutritional advice and agricultural training, advising on vaccinations for children and the use of mosquito nets to prevent malaria, provision of counselling and more.
Mildmay Kenya is well established and known as both a frontline provider of HCBC and an experienced provider of HCBC training. They have also contributed to the development of national guidelines for HCBC.
Mildmay Kenya’s past achievements include the Boresha Programme, which ran from 2010 – 2013. The project – which takes its name from the Swahili word for ‘make better’ – ran in Kenya and Tanzania and was funded by the European Union. Boresha provided support services for vulnerable groups living with HIV and AIDS including prisoners, children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, and HIV-positive health workers.
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