ARV treatment: Reaching the unreachables
"By air, by road and even canoe we are trying to reach tens of thousands of people in DR Congo whose lives depend on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. In this epic work to counter the HIV/Aids epidemic, we are generously supported by the Global Fund."
By boat, road and air we travel a conflict-affected and weather-beaten stretch of land as big as Germany, France and Italy combined. Together we are doing our utmost to cover that last mile to reach the unreachables and make sure people are tested, counseled and treated.
By the end of next year, we want over 150,000 people with HIV on ARV treatment in our program – even in those places that take days to reach or where armed rebels call the shots.
We don’t set up parallel medical supply chains, but strengthen the 175 existing health and distribution centers in six provinces with Results-Based Financing. This allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, peer educators and logisticians to take responsibility, improve their services and have them checked and monitored by patients and their communities. Together they combine forces to fight the epidemic.
(Read more in the Cordaid news)