Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Therapeutic care for destitute mothers and children aged 0-5 years with malaria, tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS in Bafoussam

Therapeutic care for destitute mothers and children aged 0-5 years with malaria, tuberculosis and <abbr title="Human immunodeficiency virus">HIV</abbr> / <abbr title="Acquired immune deficiency syndrome">AIDS</abbr> in Bafoussam
  • Organisation: Internationale Health and Development Organsiation (ORISADE)

  • Benifiting country: Cameroon

Partnership with the Lafé CMA for screening, prescription and provision of free TB drugs and antiretrovirals for patients who test positive and come visit. Antimalarial drugs are provided free to children ages 0-5.

ORISADE takes care of consulting fees, testing, radiology and buying drugs for opportunistic infections for patients of positive test target groups. Of 187 individuals, 182 were taken care of, including 55 children and 127 women.

Creation and distribution of 5000 leaflets containing information on malaria, tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS education sessions for pregnant and lactating women from Tyo and Lafé.

Distribution of 80 insecticidal nets for patients with malaria.

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