Sidaction

Melanie Evans

Sidaction, which carries out various projects with French-speaking clinics in Africa, has proven to be a most valuable contributor to the Kidzpositive Family Fund. The involvement of Sidaction started as early as 2002, when the Beadwork project had just been set up.

At the time, Elewani Ramugondo and Dr Paul Roux got into contact with Sidaction in Paris at an international music festival. Since then, Eric Fleutelot, the director of the overseas programme of Sidaction, has been very supportive. Sidaction's funding has been very generous and supported a variety of differing needs: for example the salary of clinic nurse Priscilla Mouton and transport costs for mothers and children to come to clinic. Furthermore, Sidaction has been involved in sponsoring the training of counselors and clinic nurses and the training of treatment teams from Nairobi, Kenya over the last two years. At the first PATA conference in 2005, Sidaction compensated the French-speaking teams and provided the funds for the French-English translation at the 2nd and 3rd PATA conference

SIDACTION HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SPONSORING THE TRAINING OF COUNSELORS AND CLINIC NURSES AND THE TRAINING OF TREATMENT TEAMS FROM NAIROBI, KENYA OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS.

Since the beginning of 2007, Sidaction has funded the adolescent clinic at G25 in Groote Schuur Hospital. The establishment of this clinic was necessary because of the success of the ARV treatment programme. Children are growing up, and as adolescents, they need additional services and their own clinic. Kidzpositive would like to thank Sidaction for their generous support throughout the last few years and a most valuable contribution to the improvement of the lives HIV-positive children.

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