Care & Support for People Living With HIV (PLWHIV)
- Family centred support
Implemented in the high density areas of Harare, targeting people living with HIV and those affected within a family centred framework. Our outreach work relies on community involvement through trained Community Based Caregivers in conjunction with other community based structures already in existence. Family needs assessments are done in order to understand the real needs and challenges for both the patient and the support system - the family in particular. The family is then engaged and strengthened to respond to the identified needs while the organization facilitates access to, or provide the services and support required.
Patient- and family-centered care is an approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care which involves the family by training them in methods of care and support for patients.
Palliative Caremultidisciplinary approach to specialised medicalcare for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illnesses.
Statistics speak for themselves
• Our intervention within the family includes treatment of opportunistic infections, counselling, economic strengthening, facilitating conflict resolution and reducing stigma and discrimination, while addressing the needs of the individual patient or orphan. This family centred approach ensures that patients get quality healthcare services which MCT provides or sources from other service providers and that orphans are in a safe environment while accessing basic services necessary for children..
Support for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
Putting children first
They need your help
The wellbeing of children is key to an HIV free generation. Children are the future and whatever we do to assist them today, is a direct contribution to the future.The fact that HIV affects children in many ways is something that is engrained in all our projects. When parents get sick and become unable to work, we often find children dropping out of school, getting involved in child labor or getting involved in other undesirable activities such as commercial sex work, drug abuse and crime.
In all of our programmes. This is because in the end these children end up missing out on their rights, services and privileges. When parents get sick and are unable to work, we often find children drooping out of school, getting involved in child labour or getting involved in dangerous activities such as commercial sex, crime and drug abuse.
All our programmes have made provisions to make sure that we do not leave these vulnerable children out. By networking with relevant partners such as The Department of Social Services, The District Registrar, Schools, Police, and through our limited resources, we do our best to ensure that children have the necessary support to develop into functional adults.
Sustainable Community Development/Strengthening
The construction of Tariro Primary school in Hopely Farm, was a response by Mashambanzou Care Trust to a community in need of a decent school that is able to offer proper education,.
to the children in the community and to allow older school drop outs to do e-learning and catch up with their peers while the younger ones have proper Early Childhood Development facilities. The community has been running a school in wooden shacks which got worn out with time while other classes had to sit out in the open. The school was being run by voluntary teachers, some of whom are untrained. The set up compromised the quality of education. With the support of various stakeholders, the school construction work brought hope and marked the beginning of a new life to the community at large and in particular 1300 children who are currently learning in open space and shack structures.