St Francis Boksburg

St Francis Boksburg

30 September, 2012 Quarterly Report

The priority at our centre is transferring out stable clients to our local government clinics since PEPFAR funding will end at the end of May 2013. The plan is to scale down the number of clients on ART, and to have 0 on our database by the end of May 2013. The transferring out is going according to plan and to date we have transferred out 86 Clients during the period 1st August- 30 September 2012.

We communicated our transfer intention to our local clinics which are willing to accept our clients. We consulted with our clients, who reluctantly agreed to the strategy!

Male clients continue to access our services from all racial groups. The stigma seems to have gone; they discuss and talk openly about their status and are eager to learn.

Sr Winnie visited the Boksburg North Clinic and Tambo Memorial Hospital, to network and continue to foster a good working relationship with the government facilities. This helps to promote harmonious working relationship in referring patients to local clinics.

We assisted with the training of ground staff members, at St Benedict’s Catholic School on August 23rd and 24th. The topics discussed were HIV/AIDS, Diagnosis, WHO Staging and HAART, PMCTC, and HTC. The training was well attended by the employees at St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bedfordview. The in service team included staff members from Nazareth House.