Our health programme has an overall aim to:
- Improve the immediate health, nutrition and wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), their guardian families & people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAS).
- Contribute to an overall reduction HIV transmission.
- Ensure that people affected by HIV/AIDS receive the necessary support and treatment in 120 TMT villages in Rachuonyo District, Kenya and Kyela District, Tanzania.
This year The Mango Tree has treated or covered the cost of treatment of over 10,000 OVCs in Tanzania and Kenya. These children, their siblings and their garden families would otherwise be unable to afford this kind of basic health care.
What do our nurses do?
They run clinincs in the towns - Kosele (Kenya) and Kyela (Tanzania)- and provide a mobile treatment and VCT service for rural families to access medical advice, treatment & HIV testing.
They train local village volunteers in basic health care, malaria control, nutrition, sanitation hygiene, parenting and child rights.
They conduct home and school visits to orphans and vulnerable children that are registered with The Mango Tree.
The provide homebased care to people living with HIV/AIDS.
As well as the various AIDS related illnesses that are effecting the health of many families in these areas, Malaria and Bilharzia continue to be prevelant in the areas we work.