NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI's Blog (10)

The Power of Home Visits

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…

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Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on March 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Research demonstrates positive changes in care and support to older people in Uganda

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…

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Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on February 2, 2014 at 2:34pm — 6 Comments

Excitement as Older Persons take on religious leaders in honorary football and netball matches

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…

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Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on September 28, 2013 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

International Day for Older Persons

THE FUTURE WE WANT - WHAT OLDER PERSONS ARE SAYING

Longevity and Development: Opportunities and challenges

The International Day for Older Persons is here again and theme is out. Older persons of…

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Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on June 4, 2013 at 7:11pm — 3 Comments

Ugandan Community Development Workers and Ministry Of Gender Labour and Social Development to use CLCP in their Work

Sometime in May 2012, I was invited by Ugandan ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to present a paper on Community Life Competence Process during a workshop drafting the first Social Gerontology Manual for Community Workers.  The presentation attracted the attention of the ministry as a very innovative and sustainable approach in promoting community ownership when…

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Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on August 20, 2012 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

Older Persons of Katabi Community and their Carers working towards achieving their dream

After realising their strengths, Older Persons of Katabi Community and their Carers are working towards achieving their dream of a health community. They have mobilised resources for constructing a dark shed for growing mushrooms, they have Identified already the market for their product and have also started a saving scheme. Bravo CLC and watch the space 

 

Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on July 25, 2012 at 1:56pm — 5 Comments

The Power of a SALT Visit: SALT connects neighbour to neighbour

Health Nest Uganda entered into partnership with The Constellation in December 2011 to introduce the Community Life Competence Process (CLCP) to Uganda.  It was agreed that two workshops be held in January 2012 and April 2012 respectively.  As part of the workshop in January, participants paid a SALT visit to the community of Katabi.

 

Arriving in the community, we parked our vehicle near the home of an older person whom we did not specifically plan to visit and moved out into…

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Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on April 24, 2012 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

CLCP with Older persons

We had a very successful Learning event for 10 facilitators in Community Life Competence Process in Uganda with a special attention on including older people in HIV/AIDS response in our communities. The team was introduced to the practice of SALT as way of working and dream building. From the comments of participants, it was a life changing event. 'One participant, an older person living with HIV commented that all along he was…

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Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on January 22, 2012 at 12:17am — 1 Comment

International Day for Older Persons.

 

Dear Members Join the world to honor the Elderly,

Every year, on 1st October the World honors the elderly day. International Day of Older Persons was adopted by United Nations General Assembly in 1990 and was first observed globally in 1991. It recognizes and affirms the contributions of older persons, and provides a platform to raise awareness, examine issues, invite dialogue and action on promoting well-being among the elderly. The event is also directed to…

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Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on September 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

CAD activities on World AIDS Day

Dear Colleagues,



Thank you for keeping the candle burning and making CAD a reality.

On 30th November 2010 we had an outreach to one of the landing sites of Nakiwogo in Entebbe Municipality as part of a series of activities to mark the World AIDS Day. With the support of the local leaders members of the community were mobilised to come for Voluntary HIV counselling and testing. Community members organised for this activity at a nearby St. Stevens Church. I was humbled by the… Continue

Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on December 5, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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