South Africa:Project Manager-Home-based Care

Date: June 25, 2019
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“Handling the community with care” is a quotable quote that stipulates what the intention of the project was from its establishment when Mrs Anikie Makaleng the founder and the project manager dream about serving her community.


The organization key organization are to shift emphasis of care and beneficiaries of the families. To ensure access care and follow-up through a health system. To empower the community take care for their own health. To reduce unnecessary visits and admission of the health facilities. To provide food packs to orphan. To compile data bases of all infective families to HIV/AIDS care for the infected. To provide counselling to the effected families establish nutrition project garden. To ensure universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment for infected man, woman, boys, girls. To develop and implement policies and programmes .To ensure the appropriate recognition of the work carried out by caregivers. To allocation of resources and psychological support for caregivers as well as promote the involvement of ma in the care and support of people living with Aids. To conduct health promotion and education sessions for communities and members promote health and prevent illness

Key Actions

Home based care basic action is nursing, care health promotion and education, community teamwork problem, solving self-management recording service co-ordination conducts health promotion and education session for community and other community and its members. Refer community member to health, social and other community member-based services conducted home psychosocial support. Identify and manage minor health interview offer basic first aid treat minor ailments. Interviews community and apply interpersonal communication, provide counselling assist HIV/AIDS orphans to get food parcel keep all record files, maintain hygiene of the families dress patients wound and give them chronic medication accompanying to the clinic and daily statistic report. Assists and get disability old age to apply garden offer care and emotional support to orphans and HIV/AIDS


Byldrift CHBC had been built with the Coalition and support from the department of health, social Development, Lepelle-nkumpi Municipality, national lottery, community, community leaders and Magoshi. It was established as an answer to the high pandemic of HIV/AIDS in the community and the whole country. The whole process had numerous achievements starting with creating awareness and insight about diseases, the causes prevention and treatment. It creating jobs to twenty-eight (28) people in the community who also got education on HIV/AIDS and related diseases certification the same twenty-eight members have a uniform, which identify their visibility in the community when they are busy with care work. It assisted three hundred and sixty (360) HIV/AIDS patients and two hundred and sixty (260) orphans and child-headed families with Birth certificates. The Department of social Development provided ten (10) child-headed families with inform distributed through the project. The local clinic provides the project with health kit bag for care work services in the community. The community is also benefiting from the project borehole, which supplies the community. With water for their domestic chores and vegetables and garden. This also benefiting the HIV/AIDS patients and child-headed families with fresh produce vegetables and fruits to those families.



When the is shortage of staff we invite board members for a meeting, we advert post go to the clinic and shops to past in the shops and tribal wool, when they have a council meeting the tell community, after submitting we adult care we set the question about the vacancy we advertise, we call 10 people for interviews,


People in our community deny to know their status and to take medication. Our community members to be tested and prevent themselves from being infected, and how to take care of themselves. Go take medication when the doctor prescribe. We give people information about HIV and Aids and other disease our families take them to traditional healers they thrown away their western medication but encouraged people to be tested and prevent themselves they believe in culture norms. The clinic offers HIV prevention for sex. Divide participants in to groups, they so go to taverns, were training on prevention of the disease. The start of the session with a group of experts presenting on the HIV and AIDS, we then continue with the events about effective communications. We pay close attention to this feedback as it the only way to assess whether the massage has been understood as intended, and it allows any confusion to be corrected.

Immediate results and next steps

By door-to-door visit and awareness campaign. We are also doing vegetable garden to sustain our organization, selling vegetables to stakeholders in this sector. Recognise that organizations need services like those provided by the Byldrift hbc these include skills development awareness on HIV and Aids, treatment care and support and therapeutic intervention to deal with the aftermath of abuse ,and the stigma of HIV and AIDS attached to it, Access to these services goes a long way towards curbing further HIV /aids. Those behind Byldrift hbc recognised the gap between this type of work and the initiatives under the department of health.

Long term Impact

People in our community deny to know their status and to take medication, Advise our community members to get tested and prevent themselves from getting sick and how to take care of themselves, we give people information about HIV/AIDS and other diseases they take note and care for their health and status. How have you learned from partners, from their general evaluation process?

Learning and Application

We learned that when we give people information about HIV/AIDS and other diseases they take note and care for their health and prevent themselves from getting sick out existence in z. Community have helped most people and also decrease death rates course by HIV/AIDS. To have good communication with people. To encourage people to be tested at the hospital or clinic.


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