The USG High Level Team from USA visited to PASADA to see on going PEPFAR programs. The event took place on the 28th July 2018.On the event they viewed the PASADA Programs.
THE PASADA PROJECT OVERVIEW
- The Pastoral Activities and Services for people with AIDS Dar es Salaam Archdiocese (PASADA) is a Tanzanian Faith-Based Organization operating under the umbrella of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dar es salaam.
- 1989 – Started to provide pastoral care to AIDS patients.
- 1992 - Formalized to spread throughout the Archdiocese to save the needy.
- 1994 - Opened a dispensary (Operating in 5 Districts of Dar es Salaam urban areas and 5 Districts of Coast region in collaboration with internal and external donors)
PASADA reaches the poorest of the poor infected and adversely affected with HIV and AIDS; with a comprehensive range of quality services free of charge and without any discrimination. These services can be cited as:-
- HIV Programming
HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC)
- Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) – Same day Initiation
- Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Program
- Pediatric Clinics (Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children)
- TB Diagnosis and Treatment
Social Support Services:
- Home Based HIV Community Services
- Community Education Program (Stepping Stones with Children Program)
- Nutritional assessment
- Journey to self-reliance (Individuals)
The Case Management Process is a Systematic process to identify, assess, plan, provide support and refer OVC to care services.
Who manages Case Management process
Community Case Worker (CCW)
Steps in Case Management Process
- Beneficiary Identification
- CTC and PMTCT
- Malnourished children
- Orphans and abused children
- Screening & Enrollment
Identified beneficiaries screened for eligibility then enrollment to USAID OVC Program.
HIV risk adherence and assessment is done to children under 19 to identify those at HIV risk; link them for HIV testing, CTC, adherence counseling, adolescence friendly services and peer psychosocial groups
- Care Plan development
CCW and caregiver jointly develop care-plan during home visit to address needs identify during family and child asset assessment
- Service delivery
Direct services by CCWs: NACS, positive parenting and Psychosocial support, Economic empowerment, DREAMS, Education & Vocational training
Referrals and linkages: HIV services, Child protection, ASRH
- Graduation Assessment
- After beneficiaries receive services for one year (15 graduation benchmark)
- Six months monitoring by CCWs
- If the HH has not fallen back they have attained self-sufficiency.
- No graduation for HHs which regress and with HIV + children
On behalf of the PASADA Team, I wish to convey our sincere note of thanks to (Growth PEPFAR Funding) for nurturing and for providing financial support said by, ”PASADA’s Executive Director”.