Outreach – October 2018 Home Visits

Home Visit Program - December 10th to 15th 2018

OUR RECENT OUTREACH PROGRAM RAN FROM DECEMBER 10TH TO 15TH IN MPIGI AND WAKIS DISTRICTS, AND WE ARE TAKING A MORE INDIVIDUAL AND HOLISTIC APPROACH

Throughout the week, our team in Uganda visited patients identified in our last twp rograms who are living with cancer or HIV/Aids, providing individuals with medical, psychological and social support services.

The activities will cover two groups of patients.

Cancer sufferers (the majority of our patients)

  • Reviewing and maintaining individual healthcare plans
  • Providing pain-relief medication for those in a palliative stage and approaching end of life
  • Providing family counselling and education where necessary
  • For those in particular need, providing food packages

HIV/Aids sufferers

  • Reviewing and maintaining individual healthcare plans
  • Providing ongoing counselling and education, with a particular focus on school-aged patients with regard to reducing/stopping the possibility of infecting additional patients

 

We provided education and counselling to family carers, to help reduce stress, discuss additional coping mechanisms and provide additional support where necessary. Family carers are the day-to-day lifeline for cancer and HIV/Aids sufferers, and are often overlooked by traditional healthcare providers.

Thank-you!

A huge thank-you to our team on the ground in Uganda, and our supporters both locally in the region and back in Australia. Without your help, we would not be able to continue to support those in need!