Mpilonhle was established in 2006 with the goal to improve the health and social development of youth in the uMkhanyakude District. uMkhanyakude district has the lowest in health rankings per HST’s reports. 57% of the population are under 19 and are suffering from various health problems like HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and substance abuse. Mpilonhle’s use of mobile medical and social services to schools have been very successful. Mpilonhle has developed three mobile health and education units for visiting rural schools and communities in KwaZulu-Natal. These mobile health and education units provide adolescents in uMkhanyakude with screening, counselling, treatment, care and education on HIV. www.mpilonhle.org/
To provide TB education, screening and treatment support services to rural communities that are underserved. Their objectives include: 1) Screening, identifying, treating and referring adolescent for TB and HIV; 2) Enhancing awareness of TB to learners and community members; 3) Screening, identifying, treating and referring teachers and community members at target schools for TB and HIV; and 4) Training Mpilonhle staff members.
Term of Grant:
10/1/13 - 6/30/14