Pediatric HIV Prevention





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Project Description

Country: Zambia

Location: Lusaka

Total Budget: $3,500

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Health: Disease

Summary: Provide training and education in HIV prevention and health care services to 400 HIV+ children and families located in an impoverished community in Lusaka, Zambia.

Over 1 million children have been orphaned in Zambia, most due to AIDS. Most orphans live with their relatives who themselves may be sick with HIV and have little knowledge about HIV prevention and care. In addition, since 42% of the population lives in extreme poverty, it is hard for families to care for their orphans. These children do not get proper care and treatment so that they are malnourished, sick, and unable to attend school. Life expectancy for a child born HIV+ is just 4-5 years.

This project helps prevent HIV through the provision of (i) education on HIV prevention, (ii) PMTCT (Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV) intervention, (iii) training and monitoring in adherence to medication, and (iv) a comprehensive package of health care services to 400 HIV+ children in Zambia. The location of the project is Matero, one of the largest and poorest compounds in Lusaka, Zambia. This compound is characterized with a high incidence of HIV, and unemployment rates upwards of 60%. Most residents live on less than $2 per day, defined as extreme poverty by the UN, and cannot afford necessities such as food, medicines and school fees.

Project funds will be used to provide (i) education on HIV prevention to 200 HIV+ children, (ii) education on PMTCT (Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV) to 20 HIV+ pregnant women, and (iii) counseling, training and monitoring in adherence to medication to 200 HIV+ children over the course of 12 months.

Club members in San Diego, CA will be informed about the impact of the education and training activities funded with grant funds. In addition, the Rotary clubs in Lusaka, Zambia will be invited to our clinic in Matero to visit homes of beneficiary families with our health care team. This will help the Rotary clubs assess the impact of project activities funded with this grant.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: San Diego Downtown Breakfast

Primary Contact: Gary Smith

Email: patentgary@yahoo.com

Project Status

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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





San Diego Downtown Breakfast (5340)









Project Supporting Documents

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System Entry

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by Mike Whitehurst

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