Nsambya Home Care

Nsambya Home Care (NHC) is one of the departments of Nsambya Hospital, a faith-based hospital in Uganda. The department offers medical and psychosocial support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs). During 2003, 21% (309/1435) PLWHAs were registered as having tuberculosis (TB). These patients were followed up for treatment outcomes. A total of 126 patients were expected to complete treatment by the end of 2003. The treatment default rates were 56%, 50% and approximately 80% among the new, relapse and former defaulter TB patients, respectively. NHC, established in 1987 by Sr. Miriam Duggan, is a department of St. Francis Hospital Nsambya. Since then NHC has been providing care and treatment services to over 15,000 clients cumulatively (to-date). With support from the AIDS Relief program and in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the program started providing ARVs in 2004 and so far close to 2000 active patients are benefiting from treatment. It is headquartered in Nsambya, a section of Kampala, Uganda. A field office of the program is located at Ggaba, a southern suburb of Kampala. NHC has approximately fifty (50) employees, as of December 2007. The Organisation is led by Dr Maria Nannyonga Musoke a consultant paediatrician of Nsambya Hospital.

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