Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference AIDS Office

Grantee Information: 

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) was established in 1947. It set up an AIDS Office in the early 1990s, and in 2000 restructured the SACBC AIDS Office to meet the growing needs around AIDS confronting Church and society. The SACBC AIDS Office has over eight years of experience providing technical support to about 150 FBO AIDS projects in the three countries namely South Africa, Swaziland and Botswana. SACBC has a network of over 70 community home based care projects that provide care and support to terminal patients.

Purpose: 
Conducted identification of TB patients; TB screening; referral for treatment; provided DOTS support; educated patients and families on nutrition and infection control; counseled patients on HIV; referral for anti-retroviral treatment
Term of Grant: 
05/01/10-05/31/11
Areas Served: 
KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape Provinces
Wave: 
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