NACOSA arranged for Jane Nxasane, Community Health Manager, to travel to Cape Town to attend three days of ART Adherence Club training with Medecins Sans Frontieres. https://www.msf.org.za ART clubs were first set up by MSF in CApe Town. They endeavour to improve treatment and adherence to ARVs, with a lot of success.
Jane returned inspired and is already making plans with Ixopo clinic who have promised to provide us with a fridge and secure cabinet to store ARVs and other medicines. Having ART clubs in the community helps to reduce the waiting times in the clinics and prioritises sick patients to access the clinicians. For the patients, ther are both cost and time savings, as they can access the ARVs in their own local community.
Our close partnership with local Health facilities also saw 5 physios from CTK Hospital visiting Woza Moya in March 2016; they examined 87 children under 5 years, making referrals where necessary.