AILES: Rehabilitating people who use drugs and people living with HIV

AILES: Rehabilitating people who use drugs and people living with HIV


Date: May 29, 2019
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Name of good practice (e.g. Women in Curepipe, Mauritius, roll back climate change) AILES: Rehabilitating people who use drugs and people living with HIV
Country Mauritius
Name of good practice (e.g. Women in Curepipe, Mauritius, roll back climate change) AILES: Rehabilitating people who use drugs and people living with HIV
Category Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights – including Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, and Youth Engagement
PRESENTATION OF THE GOOD PRACTISE
Title
Result Statement AILES is handholding beneficiaries to treatment centres and empower themselves to be adherent to their treatment and lead a stable life. They are offered accompaniment, assistance to fulfil basic needs , medical care throughout this process.
Context Contribute mainly to the wellbeing, improvement of health, social integration of poor people living with HIV and people who use drugs in Mauritius and help them become adherent to their treatment and reintegrate society.
Key Actions Induction to Methadone substitution therapy
Psychological Counselling Visit
Home & Hospital & Nurse Visit
Accompaniment to social welfare aid services
Group Therapy with patients admitted in Methadone Centres
Focus group with people already inducted on MST
Support Group with women and mothers living with HIV
Support Group with Family Members
Training Of Peer Educators
Advocacy for access to state provided services & respect of Human Rights
Partners PILS
CUT
NDCCI
NCSRF
DCP
Global Fund
Maurilait
MOHQL
Municipal Council of Curepipe
AIDS UNIT
Strategies Capacity Building, Involving other partners.
How many US$ have been allocated per area.
Gender specific allocation Gender in mainstream projects (please specify below) Amount contributed in cash or in kind by partner organisations (please specify below)
4803, 4803, 129346
Please explain who the donor/partner was and what they contributed in relation to the in kind contributions you mentioned above. N/A
Please explain the gender in mainstream projects budget allocations Gender in Mainstream projects:
Support Group with FPLHIV: $1690
Atelier Recyclage: $3113
Direct beneficiaries 175, 125, 300
Indirect beneficiaries 500, 500, 1000
Online beneficiaries 700, 500, 1200
Total 1375, 1125, 2500
Challenges Challenges:
1) Multiple deaths of clients
2) Political will to fight against stigma and discrimination
3) Youngsters aged 14 – 18 years using drugs putting them at risks of being infected with hiv
4) People living with HIV lives below the poverty line
5) Evidence that PWIDs who are HIV+ do not receive any treatment for their addiction when admitted to hospitals
6) UnemploymentHow have these challenges been overcome?
1) Advocacy with partner organisation
2) Communication with doctors of the NDCCI
3) Reporting incidents mechanism
Immediate results and next steps 1) People who use drug are now enrolled on MST and are regularly monitored to avoid relapse
2) Therapy session at methadone centres helps people who use drugs to share life experience, communicate with each other ,bond over activities and just have a platform to vent out.
3) People are aware of the importance of being adherent to ARVs
4) Women are conscious of the threat to their baby and their own health if they do not take their ARVs as required
5) Family members are educated on the risk and prevention method while taking care of a member living with HIV
6) Family members have a platform to talk and share similar experiences
Long term Impact Moving forward, we hope to mobilize more funds to be able to be able to sustain the project during the coming years and
stand up against criminalisation of PLHIV/MST.
We also aim to generate a cascade of advocacy for better quality service in treatment so as to retain maximum patient & effective harm reduction strategies (concentration in PWIDs populations).
Learning and how this will be applied We have learnt that other elements are needed beyond the hospital to make antiretroviral treatment work, the HBC 2019 project was modified to include support group as it came up as a need through the evaluation of the previous 2018 program. Also, peer education programme works for people living with HIV.
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