ART Anti-retroviral treatment.

HIV /AIDS IN KENYA

There are 40 million HIV positive in the world. 70 percent are in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, more than 2 million people are infected with HIV. In Karungu, where St. Camillus Mission Hospital, there are more than 5,000 seropositive people, out of a population of about 20,000 inhabitants.

In western countries, access to antiretroviral therapy, effective in the treatment of AIDS, has drastically reduced the death rate, but in the south of the world people continue to die because of the too high cost of drugs.

In 2001, 2.3 million people died in Sub-Saharan Africa as a result of AIDS, including 500,000 children.

The project KARP, active since 2004 at the San Camillo Hospital in Karungu, has supported 11,698 patients of whom 6097 follow antiretroviral therapy.

To reach the target of 90% of the population to know the status of HIV by 2020, include 90% of the population in the antiretroviral therapy program and ensure that 90% of patients follow the therapy successfully, an innovative approach involving all stakeholders is necessary.

Infection among newborns may be eliminated when access to the program PMTCT – Prevention of transmission from mother to child – will be extended to all pregnant women, encouraging them to turn to professionally well-prepared structures for childbirth.

Do we want this plague to continue because of our indifference?

In Kenya, despite the recent reduction in the cost of drugs, antiretroviral therapy remains inaccessible to the majority of the local population. With your help many children, young people, moms and dads could be saved.

Con 25 € (euro) al mese salvi una vita.

In Kenya, despite the recent reduction in the cost of drugs, antiretroviral therapy remains inaccessible to the majority of the local population. With your help many children, young people, moms and dads could be saved.

It is important to point out that this is a therapy that cannot be interrupted; for this reason we ask you for continuity in supporting us.

We fight AIDS with intelligence, love and respect.

Obillo Meshack – A.R.T. Programme Coordinator

ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS (ADR) IN KENYA 2010-2015

Kenya has been a member of the WHO International Drug Monitoring Programme since 4 May 2010 and has since that year sent ADR reports to the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC).

As of December 31, 2015, a total of 8,852 health facilities had been submitted across the country that participated in the exercise within the initial period of 5 years, the St. Camillus Mission Hospital, Karungu was rated second after a provincial government Hospital, teaching and postponing Moi, Eldoret.

This was reported in “The Lifesaver”, a publication of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya, 6th Edition, published in September 2016. The classes of drugs being evaluated include ARV, antibiotics, anti-TB, antimalarial, anti-hypertensive and anti-cancer. Meshack hob. A.R.T. Program Coordinator

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Testimonies

PAUL AND BETTY: TOGETHER WINNERS

We thank St. Camillus Mission Hospital of Karungu who, through the KCCB-KARP gives us the opportunity to share our story during the conclusion of the first part of the KARP I project and the beginning of the KARP II at this meeting of May 30, 2017 in Kisumu. We are living witnesses to the fact that a good adherence to antiretroviral therapy, a strong network of psychological support and adequate care by health centres, allowing people to live a healthy and normal life for a long time. We hope that our story reaches someone and can change the way we perceive our condition.

Paul e Betty – June 13rd, 2017

Complete Testimony (ITALIAN)

MERESA ATIENO, PATIENT NUMBER ONE

My name is Meresa Atieno, I am 38 years old, I am married and I am the mother of three children. I live in the town of Sori in Karungu, Migori County. I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2002 at St. Camillus Hospital, when I was employed by the health facility as a cleaning lady. I decided to take the HIV test because I was often ill, I had opportunistic infections for which hospitalization was necessary . Dr Bertha, who was then the Doctor in charge of the medical department, I advise me and my family to take the HIV test. It turns out to be positive…

Maresa Atieno – November 28th, 2016

Complete Testimony (ITALIAN)


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