A Report by our HBC Coordinator Engie


House replaced by INdawo - happy familyHere at Indawo Yosizo HOME BASED CARE we do door to door visits to support sick and vulnerable people. Most of our patients live with HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

We help these folk by collecting medication for them as most of them cannot walk a far distance. Further to this we help them with bathing and also give them basic exercises to help with the blood circulation. For motivation we give them health talks and help them to understand the basics of NUTRITION – this is very important for those suffering from HIV/AIDS. We also help them to understand the necessity of a CLEAN ENVIRONMENT which ultimately reduces stress in their lives.

To get all of this right we have stake holders who help us. Our HBC funding comes from the Department of Health and we work closely with SOCIAL SERVICES, especially when we find children who are abused physically and sexually. We also work with SASSA when dealing with adult problems like orphans and vulnerable children who do not get grants. We also work with HOME AFFAIRS to get ID documents and BIRTH CERTIFICATES for our people.

Many people wonder how many people we work with. We work ONLY in Ratanda Section 23. Here are our STATS as at February 2014. All this work gets done by 25 CARE GIVERS.

OVERALL STATS
Number of houses in X23

3097

Number of houses surveyed to date

1587

Total number of Adults Registered

3531

Total number of Children Registered

1925

Vulnerable Children (Incl Orphans)

829

Orphans

184

Vulnerable Children (Ex Orphans)

645

Adults with HIV

461

Children with HIV

31

Patients died

2

 
CHILDREN
Disable

7

Rape Victims

2

Blind

1

Epileptic

5

Mentally Disturbed

3

Diabetic

1

Deaf

1

Asthmatic

1

Paraplegic

1

TB

14

Bed Ridden

3

Died with 911 (HIV+)

3

ADULT S
TB

46

High Blood

142

Bed ridden

10

Cancer

6

Died

70

Died of HIV+ (as per info, can be more)

33

Diabetic

26

Arthritis

21

Epilepsy

8

Blind

2

Asthma

9

Disable

9

Ulcer

4

Stroke

2

Obese

1

Mentally

6

Leprosy

1