Home-based care for orphaned children infected with HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Title

Home-based care for orphaned children infected with HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Creator

O'Hare BA; Venables J; Nalubeg JF; Nakakeeto M; Kibirige M; Southall DP

Publisher

AIDS Care

Date

2005

Subject

PedPal Lit; Child Health Services/organization & administration; Non-U.S. Gov't Uganda; Preschool Female Foster Home Care/organization & administrationHIV Infections/mortality Home Care Services/organization & administration Humans Infant Male Program Evaluation Research Support

Description

The primary aim of this paper is to describe an outreach programme from a main state hospital in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been running for three years. This programme is based in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda and cares for up to 200 children infected with HIV/AIDS in their home. We describe the clinic and how we meet the families and enrol them, the infrastructure of the programme and the personnel involved. Children and their families receive physical, psychological and social care and we describe each aspect of this. The knowledge base about older children with AIDS in Africa is scarce and the secondary aim of this paper is to publish observations that were made while providing care. This includes demographics and the health problems encountered among children living with HIV/AIDS in a resource-poor setting who do not receive antiretroviral medication. Finally, we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this model of care and the prerequisites to setting up a similar model.
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

O'Hare BA; Venables J; Nalubeg JF; Nakakeeto M; Kibirige M; Southall DP, “Home-based care for orphaned children infected with HIV/AIDS in Uganda,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 28, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13606.