Care and support for PLWHA and Vulnerable Children: HFDI selected and trained 30 community volunteers on home base care and support to provide PHDP messages for PLHIV and PABA.HFDI team through the trained volunteers conduct home visits to provide basic care and support services to PLHIV and PABA in Offa and Irepodun local government areas. As part of community involvement, active participation, ownership and sustainability of the program, HFDI selected Family Resource Volunteers in Offa Local Government in order to facilitate successful implementation of the project among the Vulnerable Children in their domains.
More so,HFDI built on the existing relationship between the organization and community people to facilitate the identification, selection and registration of 100 vulnerable children that have health challenge for free health insurance programme which will last for complete one year.
The selection of the VCs was based on their level of vulnerability especially in regards to health and it cut across the all wards in Offa local government. So, HFDI has registered 100 VCs for Health Insurance with Hygeia community Health in affiliation to Comprehensive Health Center Offa/Ijagbo.
To this effect at least 3 most vulnerable children in each household were considered for this one year free health programme and their photo passports were taken for proper identification and accessibility of the beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries include 22 caregivers of 8 male and 14 female while the Vulnerable Children are 78 of 35 male and 43 female. The beneficiaries have been accessing the facility since then and they always appreciate HFDI for the kind gesture being shown to the community.