CHABHA, Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

Web address:www.chabha.org
Nursing services:

CHABHA is a small organization and we work very closely with the leaders and children of the grassroots organizaitons. We would suggest a reading list to prepare nurses for work in Rwanda so they would have a grasp of the genocide and its aftermath, the efforts of the current government and people, HIV/AIDS, and children’s needs. Ours is a small NGO that in Rwanda works with four projects. Three are associations of orphans and other children vulnerable because of HIV/AIDs and terrible poverty. The leaders, most young adults, make home visits to bring solace and assess family needs. It would help them for a nurse to do home visits and show the leaders what to look for in terms of symptoms. All the children have basic health care; we can get children to clinics. In the associations, between 5% and 9% of the children are infected, mostly at birth. Nurses will work in a shared office with CHABHA-Rwanda. Nurses will provide home visits of children with leaders of three associations: Kigali, Kicukiro, Nyamata (rural). Nurses are also needed to lead workshops for leaders on nutrition and hygiene.

Requirements:

Current nursing license, prior experience in third world is highly recommended; French language is very helpful

Cost:$5,000 for one month (includes airfare)
Location:Remera, RWANDA (suburb of Kigali)
Length:One Month
Faith based:No

Contact information

Organization email:david@chabha.org
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