Commitment to Action

Improving Quality of Life for HIV/AIDS-Affected Households

Commitment by

Africare

In 2006, Africare committed to prevent people infected with HIV in five African countries from falling ill from opportunistic infections through increasing access to safe water, sanitation and home-care services. AIDS makes people susceptible to opportunistic infections, such as diarrhea, skin diseases, and tuberculosis. Most of these are related to poor water supply, sanitation and hygiene. The risk of getting malaria is also greater, and is worsened by poor drainage which creates extra mosquito breeding grounds in and around communities. The project will train home care providers in hygiene including safe disposal of human waste and protective materials. The project will also explore the construction of improved ventilated pit latrines for affected households.

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Commitment

Improving Quality of Life for HIV/AIDS-Affected Households

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA, SOUTH AFRICA, Tanzania, UGANDA

Commitment by

Africare