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I have been an HIV/AIDS Counsellor for the last 16 years, working with TASO - The AIDS Support Organization and Medical Research Council unit on HIV/AIDS in Uganda and Home visiting patients has been integral to my work. Without home visiting the patient your understanding is not complete. There is a lot to learn from a home visit. As I always say, health is made from home and repaired in the hospital. What we used to do is to seek the consent of patients to be visited at home. Those…Continue
When a Ugandan faith leaders’ father passed away, as a ‘natural’ reaction, the family started making claims on the families’ wealth, the farm and the land. The widow of old age had no voice in this process and was almost forced out of the house by her own children. Things changed when the faith leader attended a facilitators’ workshop in his district on care and…Continue
At HENU our organisation based in Uganda, we have used strength-based approach, community life competence process to encourage older persons to respond to their issues. And they are doing a great job and inspiring us.
It was all joy and excitement as older persons took on religious leaders in honorary foot ball and net ball matches in Entebbe on 27th September 2013. This is one of the activities HENU planned as we prepare to celebrate the International Day for Older Persons other…Continue