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UN urges more support for agents domiliares care to AIDS patients

Study defends actions so that these professionals can continue their work without risk of impoverishment

 
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It is necessary to ensure social protection agents based care for HIV patients, for providing services without the risk of becoming poor, argues a study conducted in Africa.

The UN Programme on HIV (UNAIDS) supported the research also recommends actions that encourage opportunities to generate income or compensation, while continuing to provide essential care.

The work carried out in Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia, reveals that the backbone of the care and support of the effectiveness of HIV programs are agents of community care.

Actions household regarding prevention, treatment and support to patients living with the virus that causes AIDS were the focus of research.

The role of agents recorded a growth of visitors and carers of patients for social functions as important as the clinics. Among the features highlighted are the delivery of medications, treatment adherence and psychosocial support. "

With eight out of 10 HIV infected patients being treated, Zambia is for registered cover followed by Malawi, with 67% in South Africa, with 66% and Ethiopia 56%.

The overall trend observed in the ministries of health is the creation of jobs professionals working in the community, extending the reach of formal health care to communities and homes.

The Caregivers Action Network said it was revealed the need to recognize and reward appropriately the knowledge and experience to strengthen plans primary health care.

During the International Conference on AIDS held three years ago in Vienna, highlighted the importance of raising the agenda for the care and support the importance of community. The edition of the event which took place last year, recommended that more data be collected on the type of operation.

Source: Isaude.net
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