The Wellness Workshops continue to offer safe spaces where people can come together to learn about their health and wellbeing. These group processes are high in energy and engagement, and much like last year, we’ve seen an increased number of male participants in our groups. A lot of the groups we work with were seniors, the team do a great job of adjusting the process to ensure the seniors are all able to participate in the process.
The ARV Adherence Clubs at Kuyasa clinic have expanded at an exponential rate. The Adherence Clubs provide community-based care to HIV positive patients who, through the programme, can access treatment from community-based settings, instead of needing to access care and treatment from the clinic, thereby lowering the pressure on the public health system. In February 2017 we only had one ARV adherence Club with 20 members and now we’ve established and run 5 new clubs reaching 195 HIV positive patients. All of this success is due to Noncedo Jikwana Mkhohli, our new club facilitator’s commitment and hard work