Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Why I love my job - Quote 9 of 10

The first child to receive ARVs at Lomahasha clinic.

“The first pediatric patients on ARVs have been rolled out and were seen on site by the outreach team and a nurse of Lomahasha clinic...It was a very special moment, because Lomahasha is the first site for roll out and is hopefully serving [as an example] for many other clinics that will follow in the future.”

This is a segment from an email from Helga Loeffler, a colleague of mine here in Swaziland.

We are working toward the decentralization of pediatric HIV care throughout Swaziland, and the Lomahasha clinic, previously ill-equipped for such care, is now dispensing ARVs to children.

A 'special moment', indeed.



At 10:32 AM, Blogger craig said...

I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland a long time ago. I sponsor some kids through Young Heroes. Thanks for giving me one window into what is currently happening there.


At 10:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan 08 'Roll out in Lomahasha is still going strong - in fact from strength to strength. Nurses now see the patients, adults and children on their own and in between visits from Good Shepherd and Baylor. they hold clinics every Tuesday now, we drop off medicines, pick up the feed back forms and see patients once a month. A recent study showed what the patinets have been telling us - that is so much better than having to come to Good Shepherd every month or 2. (One gentleman about 2 months ago walked for 3 days form Lomahasha for 3 days because he could not afford the bus or ambulance fare)we arranged to next time see him at clinic


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